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    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.

    http://www.france24.com/en/20150608-...8&dlvrit=65413
    We 'embraced' the missing Bob Harrod case as requested but 6 years on, are still waiting for further guidance


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    140 years later...The WAR OF THE COINS
    Sorry I couldnt resist that!

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    http://deredactie.be/cm/vrtnieuws.en..._ENG/1.2370872
    I am currently inBelgium and this week there are many ceremonies to remember those killed in battle.



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