Over two years ago I reported from personal experience that Chinese money changers were differentiating between the various euro notes, keeping the ones identified with sensibly run strong European States and getting rid of those from Greece, Italy etc. These money changers, along with many Chinese, have their own astute opinions of the long term viability of the Eurozone, as the EU Utopia interfaces with political and economic fundamentals. Do keep in mind that the Chinese have been the victims of many such extreme social engineering experiments since 1947, so they tend to recognise certain trends. The guide the money changers use is this official one (scroll down). ECB: Banknotes Although arrse's resident EU Financial Utopian systems expert and now this forums Mod, scoffed at this flashing red light in the World's most important market, it now seems that the principle is gaining wider traction. Greek euros: how to spot them Telegraph Blogs Obviously as it is in a newspaper he will claim it has no bearing on the real story that the EU movers and shakers are engaged in and that only he is privy to. Which as we see from today's news about Greece never factors in that for thousands of years people have not yet been made to accept any system that sacrifices the hopes and dreams they have for themselves and their children and grandchildren, for the greater good of a self-perpetuating hubristic bureaucracy. What Euros do you have in your pocket, soft or hard currency ones?