Did you know that France has released two new Euro coins? Neither did I until today.
Apparently, the Monnaie de Paris (which is the French mint) have released around 2 million 10€ coins and around 250,000 25€ coins.
These were aimed at boosting the French coin collecting market and although they are legal tender in France they are not accepted anywhere else in the Euro zone.
Even in France though they are causing problems in the shops because the cashiers don’t know where to put them in their tills.
If you do happen to come across any in France, my advice would be to keep hold of them. The market value of these coins is expected to rise sharply with reports that the 100€ coin which was released last year already has a market value of 180€.