850 users online (155 members and 695 guests)  

Websleuths News

Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Heart of Europe

    Belgium and France at war over Napoleon's defeat

    After France objected, Belgium was forced to destroy 180,000 newly-minted 2 coins celebrating the defeat of the French hero Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo, 200 years ago.

    Now Belgium has found a way around the objection, by using an exception that allows countries using the Euro currency to issue special coins of 'irregular' denominations. 70,000 2.5 collectable Belgium coins went on sale Monday - priced at 6 a pop. French officials are yet to comment on the latest development.

    We 'embraced' the missing Bob Harrod case as requested but 6 years on, are still waiting for further guidance

    Flyers/FB/Case Overview&Media Links

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    140 years later...The WAR OF THE COINS
    Sorry I couldnt resist that!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    I am currently inBelgium and this week there are many ceremonies to remember those killed in battle.

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 14
    Last Post: 11-08-2013, 10:52 AM
  2. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 04-19-2013, 09:45 AM
  3. Could Belgium Bring Down Scientology?
    By Reader in forum Up to the Minute
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 01-01-2013, 01:01 PM
  4. Tax authorities not kryptonite defeat Superman
    By Casshew in forum Bizarre and Off-Beat News
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-28-2004, 06:55 PM