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

"Spencer Dawkins" <spencer@wonderhamster.org> Wed, 04 August 2010 01:00 UTC

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Subject: Re: [78attendees] Maastricht keychain and shopping cart/trolley?
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And THIS is why internationalization considerations matter :D

>> 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