Sunday, April 1, 2018

Zero-Euro Bills

Today is April Fools’ Day and time for a blog about zero-euro bills. Apparently, these bills are quite frequent. They are printed in France with the consent of the European Central Bank and are a collector's item.

The other day I read an article that Americans were greatly surprised about a zero-euro bill with Karl Marx’s portrait. So was I!

Marx's birthplace Trier.  Roman Porta Nigra in the background.
(©Alexander Schumitz/ Trier Tourismus und Marketing GmbH)

Red Baron is too old to start a collection but adds the zero-euro bill to his anthology of strange pictures on the occasion of Marx’s 200th birthday on May 5. I shall start with a portrait my late son took at the Marx-Engels Monument in Berlin in February 2016:

Remember I published a blog about “Rethinking Marx” in 2013 and showed the Marx men by Ottmar Hörl. Here is a recent photo:

Even the Ampelmännchen feiert fröhliche Urständ (rears his head again) in Mainz:

To close the zero-euro picture gallery. Here is a bill from the Miniatur-Wunderland that I visited this January.


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