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THE EURO AND NATIONAL CURRENCIES OF THE EU STATES

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Location: Bank of Lithuania (Gedimino pr. 6)

In the context of approaching 1 January 1999, when 11 EU states (Ireland, Austria, Belgium, Spain, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, France, Finland and Germany) adopted the single currency, the Museum of the Bank of Lithuania held the exhibition “The Euro and National Currencies of the EU States”. With anticipation that the euro will eventually replace the national currencies of these countries, it featured their national money that was still in circulation at that time. The national currencies of four EU states that joined the Economic and Monetary Union later (Greece, United Kingdom, Denmark and Sweden) were presented separately. The exhibition offered a first glance at the future euro banknotes and coins. A large part of this temporary exhibition was dedicated to various publications on the EU national currencies, banknote and coin technical characteristics as well as security features. Representative items of national banks were also displayed. The exhibition included exhibits stored at the museum and the Money Evaluation Division of the Bank of Lithuania’s Cash Department as well as those from private collections of the Bank of Lithuania’s employees.

Temporary exhibitions
Last updated: 2021-08-10