When the Euro came in all those years ago, all the currencies that were used before that disappeared.

From the Irish Punt to the Greek Drachma and the Portuguese Escudo they might be gone, but they're not forgotten, as this beautiful animation shows. N9VE put together this fantastic clip of what all the currencies from across the Eurozone looked like before they were replaced. 

Obviously the Punt features, as do all the other major currencies, and all the images are tied together nicely to form a narrative, which makes this project special, as N9VE pointed out: "each coin identifies and describes a different political and historical moment of Europe between its period of activity".

Beautiful Coins from N9VE on Vimeo.

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