Re: [78attendees] Maastricht keychain and shopping cart/trolley?

Bob Hinden <bob.hinden@gmail.com> Tue, 03 August 2010 17:20 UTC

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On Aug 3, 2010, at 5:22 AM, Jari Arkko wrote:

> Scott,
> 
>> I've seen those shopping cart coins in other countries but I don't know
>> how widespread they are.  Could I give it to just about any European and
>> have it be useful for them
> 
> Shopping carts typically take 1 or 2 Euro coins, some take 50 cent coins, too. The carts only care about the size of the coin, so the Maastricht "fake" coin should work well everywhere in the Euro area. (Mandatory security considerations section: 5-20 cent coins may work well too on some implementations, small enough to release the cart but not big enough to get stuck as collateral...)
> 

If I remember correctly, I think I have used a US quarter once in Germany when I didn't have a Euro handy.  It worked well enough :-)

Bob