The Complementary Currency of Christiania

The local currency is accepted throughout Christiania - in bars, restaurants, shops, companies and by "the common box". The project is managed by the Currency Group which initially issues them as payment for services provided for in the approved annual budget. Coins return again to the Currency Group from the firms, which accepted them and now wish to exchange them for the national currency. For every coin put into circulation 50 d.Kr. is put into a special reserve fund in order to guarantee the value of the coins.

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Free City of Christiania

The Free City/Town of Christiania (Fristaden Christiania) is a democratic commune, which is partially self-governing neighborhood in Copenhagen, Denmark. Founded in 1971 as an alternative society, which was an offfpring of the Danish counter-cultural movement and the student / hippie squatters uprisings of the 1960s. The community appropriated some abandoned military/army barracks because the vacant tract and boarded-up buildings became an eyesore, and they wanted to convert it into a playground/park.

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