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

Ole Jacobsen <ole@cisco.com> Mon, 02 August 2010 19:07 UTC

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From: Ole Jacobsen <ole@cisco.com>
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Well, it depends...

The "fat" UK pound coin isn't quite the same a Euro or a Norwegian 10 
Krone for that matter, and at least the idea is that your supposed to
use something with value high enough to bring the cart back, which 
raises the question of why the City of Maastricht would wish to 
promote fake coins for this purpose. Oh, well... it's raining in 
Leipzig.

Ole


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On Mon, 2 Aug 2010, Scott Brim wrote:

> On 08/02/2010 14:29 EDT, Ole Jacobsen wrote:
> > Yes, indeed, it is a "fake Euro coin" that serves the same purpose as 
> > a real one for releasing a shopping card, hence the shopping cart logo 
> > on it. Kind of a "local" souvernir, but I think that makes it fun, 
> > it's not like you can use your PASPY card much outside Hiroshima 
> > either.
> 
> 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?
>