The name for the composite monetary unit that has replaced national currencies in several European countries. The desire of the European Union is for all member states to use the Euro as their national currency, and as of 2009 it has been adopted by more than half of the member states. The Euro was introduced on January 1st, 1999 and went into general circulation on January 1st, 2002. The currency includes both coins and banknotes, in various denominations. The collection of all states that use the Euro is referred to as the Eurozone.
In 2008, the Euro became the currency having the most cash in circulation (beating the U.S. dollar).

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I wanted to see what a euro was because I would have to exchange my dollars for them when I went overseas.

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The euro has it's share of problems which is why a prince offered a large reward for anyone who could solve the problem of the 'euro.'

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When my wife and I traveled to Germany, France, and Italy, it was nice that we didn't have to change our money over from country to country but could use the Euro instead.

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