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Battle of Waterloo 2-euro coin nixed after French objection

1. Waterloo coin update

Napoleon lost the Battle of Waterloo, but French officials have won the fight over a coin commemorating the event

The Battle of Waterloo design proposed for a new 2-euro coin issue has been scrapped, according to BBC News. 

"France objected to the design showing the Lion Hill memorial, which marks the June 1815 battle near Brussels. The French government said it contained a 'negative symbol' for some Europeans," the BBC report reads. "Belgium's finance ministry said that 175,000 coins had already been minted with the new design and would not now be brought into circulation."

Read the full report here.

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