Central Banking

€ Euro - Fears over Thai impostor

NETHERLANDS - The Dutch vending machine industry has raised the alarm about similarities between the new Euros 2 coin and 10 Thai baht, which has been discovered to fit in most machines being prepared for the arrival of the single currency.

The Thai coin, worth only Euros 0.26, also looks identical from a distance: it has the same silverish rim and gold-coloured centre.

The industry has alerted the Dutch central bank and finance ministry about the problem, NRC Handelsblad, the country's main

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