View Full Version : Historic event, the euro replaces the dollar

01-01-07, 12:21
Slovenia's tolar, the last survivor of the central European thaler, which gave the word "dollar" in English, has officially been replaced by the euro today. Slovenia thus become the first former communist country to adopt the single european currency.

The new Slovenian euro coins (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slovenian_euro_coins) had been distributed since 15 December.