Yesterday, apparently one of the stores I went to, gave me a Euro two cent piece. It has a globe on one side. And a oak cluster on the reverse, for some reason. It was apparently minted in 2003.
Actually, I got a U.S. mercury dime dime (cf. this) a while back. I don’t know who keeps on giving me weird coinage. I do often go to the same businesses. So it is possible it is the same cashier. Also, it may seem odd. But I hope s/he continues. Because I love it. I love unique coins. It doesn’t even matter if their relative financial worth is low.
This (Euro) brings up a good point. Am I breaking the law, possessing it? Don’t laugh. I once read somewhere that people aren’t allowed to take Euros out of Europe. Does that apply to people who received it (i.e., me)?
I think I can rely on you people on these boards not to rat on me, if I am breaking the law;). But still, it is a good (hypothetical) question.
Well, what do the rest of you think of my (ironic) luck? And am I breaking the law?
You’re not in any trouble for having a euro coin outside of Europe, so you can now stop wondering if every noise outside your door is the Euro Police about to crash through and bring the life you had known to an abrupt end, so that’s good. The coin you have is from Germany, thus the oak twig. I love that the obverse sides of euro coins are different according to the country in which they were minted.