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ECU1A : 1978 Luxury Card Birth of the ECU / EMS - Giscard d'Estaing & H. Schmidt
N°ECU1A : Luxury Card BELGIUM 'Premium Edition' European Council of Brussel December 4-5, 1978 "Birth of the EMS (European Monetary System) and ECU (European Currency Unit) / on the initiative of Mr. Valery GISCARD D'ESTAING, President of France & Mr. Helmut SCHMIDT, Chancellor of Germany"
Postage Belgium 10F "First election of the European Parliament, 1979"
postmarked Brussel (Belgium) 05.12.1978
Philatelic correspondence Brussel (Belgium) - Strasbourg, Palais de l'Europe (France), Session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europee, 29.01.1979. (Strasbourg, Council of Europe stamp of arrival on verso)
Limited edition : 700 numbered copies
Historic and extremely rare cover.
The last copies in stock!
Birth of the E.M.S. (European Monetary System) and the E.C.U. (European Currency Unit)
Precursor of the EURO
7-8 April 1978, Copenhagen European Council: German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt and French President Valéry Giscard d'Estaing submit to their partners a draft European Monetary System (EMS).
4-5 December 1978, Brussels European Council: Historic European Agreement on the creation of the single currency ECU (European Currency Unit), European unit of account which represents the weighted average of the participating currencies, adopted by eight countries of the common market (Germany Federal, Belgium, Denmark, France, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg and the Netherlands).
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