Sunday, March 06, 2011

Forget the Euro, Spain Town Reintroduces Old Spanish Currency


People are travelling into Mugardos from outside just to spend the old currency they never got round to converting.

A small town in northern Spain has decided to reintroduce the old Spanish currency - the peseta - alongside the euro to give the local economy a lift.

Shopkeepers in Mugardos want anyone with forgotten stashes of the old cash at home to come and spend it.

It is nine years since the peseta was official currency in . . .

Full story at: BBC News

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