Numismatic and Monetary Aspects of Introducing the Uniform European Union Currency
Proceedings of the 2nd International Numismatic Congress in Croatia
8 Pages Posted: 11 Apr 2008 Last revised: 13 Sep 2008
Date Written: October 17, 1998
The paper "Numismatic Aspects of Introducing the Uniform European Union Currency" deals with a subject causing a series of reactions for several years already not only in the European Union countries but also in those nonmember ones. The planed introduction of uniform currency, due to its complexity, reflections on everyday life of every individual, psychological barriers, habits, tradition, the features of current emission policies of the member states, technological reasons etc. results in such widespread public reactions. In spite of that the reflection of these changes on the numismatic activity has been the least discussed issue. mth regard to the importance of recent numismatic activity the numismatic aspects of these changes were particularly emphasised in this paper. Indeed, only a very small number of numismatic elements have been worked out so far, i.e., fragmentary elaboration can be found in some Union states. On common level some currency proposals, being partly nltlllismatic, were elaborated to a smaller extent. In the event that the idea of introducting the uniform European Union monetary unit comes into existence, all the countries planning to be members of the Union will have to make, by all means, certain preparations and, along with this, undertake the necessary changes.
Keywords: numismatics, money, European Union
JEL Classification: E41, E42, E50, E51, E52, E58, O52
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