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11/05/1998 France mints first euro coin

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France - First Euro coin struck at mint

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Why do euro coins look different in every country?

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History of the Euro Currency and the Eurozone

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France - First Euro coin struck at mint

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Why do euro coins look different in every country?

The very first euro coin was minted in France. The symbolic act of minting was performed by the French finance minister, Dominique Strauss-Kahn who pressed the button that produced Europe's first officially minted euro. The design of the coin was a symbol of Europe without frontiers.
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