GERMAN BUNDESBANK PRESIDENT WELTEKE PRESENTS EURO CURRENCY IN
German Bundesbank President Ernst Welteke holds a so called "starter kit"
containing all eight denominations of newly minted Euro coins and a 100 and
500 Euro note during a presentation in Cologne, December 17, 2001. The kits
are available to the public at banks across the country from today ahead of
the January 1, 2002 entry date of the new currency in the twelve-nation euro
zone. REUTERS/Michael Dalder