Good Thing for Europe's currency

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From Mr Ralph Simmonds

Sir: Your article "How about a fistful of Delors?" (13 April) gives a number of possible names for the coming European currency unit. The Ecu is unsatisfactory, even though it has a double origin (a medieval French coin and an acronym for European Currency Unit), but it is unlikely to appeal to Europe as a whole. The mark may appear too Germanic for some, but the florin, which has Italian, Dutch and British associations and is, moreover, a pleasant-sounding word, seems to be an ideal name.

If the florin were chosen, it could not be said that Europe would be favouring any one nation.

Yours faithfully,