Serbian Euro Pattern Coins
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Serbia Euro Pattern Coins
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Serbia & The Euro
We believe that Serbia will eventually join the Euro, probably in 2004, along with about a dozen other countries. It is not known whether any official plans have been made to produce pattern designs for a set of Serbian euro coins.
Part of the Holy Roman Empire and Austrian Empire until 1918, when the Slovenes joined the Serbs and Croats to form Yugoslavia as it was renamed in 1929.
Because recent history of this area has been turbulent, and also because there appear to be a number of unresolved problems, we quote from the CIA's excellent website. Incidentally, the CIA's site does not have a listing for Serbia, it is still shown under Yugoslavia!
The Kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes was formed in 1918; its name was changed to Yugoslavia in 1929. Occupation by Nazi Germany in 1941 was resisted by various paramilitary bands that fought themselves as well as the invaders. The group headed by Marshal TITO took full control upon German expulsion in 1945. Although Communist, his new government successfully steered its own path between the Warsaw Pact nations and the West for the next four and a half decades. In the early 1990s, post-TITO Yugoslavia began to unravel along ethnic lines: Slovenia, Croatia, and The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia all declared their independence in 1991; Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1992. The remaining republics of Serbia and Montenegro declared a new "Federal Republic of Yugoslavia" (FRY)in 1992 and, under President Slobodan MILOSEVIC, Serbia led various military intervention efforts to unite Serbs in neighboring republics into a "Greater Serbia." All of these efforts were ultimately unsuccessful. In 1999, massive expulsions by FRY forces and Serb paramilitaries of ethnic Albanians living in Kosovo provoked an international response, including the NATO bombing of Serbia and the stationing of NATO and Russian peacekeepers in Kosovo. There are Democratic Opposition of Serbia (DOS)-led coalitions governing at the federal and Serbian Republic levels, implementing a wide-ranging political and economic reform program. The governing coalition in Montenegro is seeking independence from the Federation. Kosovo has been governed by the UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) since June 1999, under the authority of UN Security Council Resolution 1244.
As with all of the Balkan states, we hope that joining the EU and the euro will help to establish a permanent peaceful solution to the problems which have afflicted this part of the world for many centuries.
Already in Use as the Official Currency
In Montenegro and Kosovo, the euro is already in use as the official currency.
On a number of previous occasions, especially before major coinage changes, pattern coins have been produced as a design exercise or to test public opinion. Many of these have been privately produced. A privately produced pattern set of British euro coins has already been produced, and met with intense demand, despite almost negligible marketing. Original priced at around €40, these have changed hands for over €250 on e-bay.
We have not yet seen any suggested designs for Serbian euro coins, but...
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Availability & Prices:
Serbian euro sets
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Postage & Packing, Per Shipment:
- UK: At buyer's Risk £3.50 or
Fully Insured £9 (Usually by Royal Mail Special Delivery)
- USA: Airmail at buyer's risk $10 or
Fully Insured (Usually via Fedex or Datapost) $40
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