Belgium and France at war over Napoleon's defeat

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    zwiebel New Member

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    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...aef&aef_campaign_date=2015-06-08&dlvrit=65413
     
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    140 years later...The WAR OF THE COINS
    Sorry I couldnt resist that!:shame::truce:
     
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