I sorted a pile of change (accumulated from random exchanges that we can't remember anymore) according to their year and denomination, and made a few observations that I didn't expect:
@xerz Interesting, and if that really is the reason I have a ton of Spanish 2008 1 cent coins here on the opposite side of Europe, I also wonder if that's the same reason I have no coins from 2009
@naruciakk @vurpo I mean, 2018-2020 was a decent enough period that it was rather weird to see anyone moving around calderilla, but until then it’s been quite harsh to sustain a decent lifestyle for a lot of people, so we tried to save up whatever we could, and figure out later where to spend it back or convert it to higher units.
And yeah, notice they’re all from 2008, a very specific year where very specific things happened.
@naruciakk @vurpo As for why shouldn’t there be lots of Slovakian coins: the Spanish economy is simply orders of magnitude bigger, and especially was back in 2008 when everything popped. Money supply had to be sustained to keep inflation low, as demand for such low units dramatically increased.
Sure I don’t have a PhD on this, but from first experience that’s my opinion.
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