"2005 stamp" Republic of Montenegro Local Custom Tip by JLBG

Republic of Montenegro Local Customs: 39 reviews and 36 photos

  Stamp in use in 2005
by JLBG
 
 

You must know that though in 2005, Montenegro was a part of the Serbia and Montenegro Federation, it did not use the Dinar. Though it is not part of EU, it uses as an official currency the Euro. Actually, what happened is that a few years ago (mid 90s ?) Montenegro chose as its official currency the convertible Deutsch Mark. When Germany shifted from the Mark to the Euro, Montenegro followed. However, it does not issue coins of its own.

At first, when I bought this stamp, paid with euros in the post-office, I felt that Montenegro issued stamps labeled in Euro (this photo), without the value, as several countries do. I should have paid attention to the fact that the E, though the same shape than the euro (?, but I am not sure that the E letter will appear correctly), had not its double bar. I had noticed that it was labeled ''Yugoslavia'' put did not pay much attention to what that meant.

Jelena (VT Aurorae) wrote me that this stamp was in use in the whole Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro) and that the E with a single bar meant that it was to be used for letters to European countries but did not mean ''euro''. Thank you Jelena !

BTW, I read last week that false euros had been issued in Corsica with the face of Napoleon. However, they are not true false euros : they are exactly looking as the true ones but the E has no the twin bars. Then they are not to be considered as euros but just as fancy coins which is not illegal (but have no value) !

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  • Updated Sep 24, 2006
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