@bove That was a joke. I of course like the €uro, and I just refered to an exploit with marks being used to make copper thats sold for more marks for more copper...Nice, but not legal.
Well yeah, that's a common problem with different currencies that use coins. Often enough the low value coins are worth less than the materials they are made from, just look at the pennies in the US. They should really get rid of them, just as the 1 and 2 cent coins should stop being made in Europe. The Netherlands did it already, prices are rounded to 5 cents here and the 1 and 2 cent coins aren't minted anymore, which saves a lot of money, and you end up with less small coins in your wallet.