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Wednesday, January 30, 2002

This Associated Press roundup of the euro situation says there is a movement underway in many countries to eliminate the one and five cent coins. Also, vending machine quirks continue.

Monday, January 28, 2002

I ran across a jar of francs that i had forgotten about this weekend. I bought a croissant and then some candy with them and got some really really nasty looks. Just a month dead, and now everyone scorns the franc.

People in the very Irish Woodlawn section of the Bronx in New York have just a few days left to get rid of their stashes of punts, The New York Times reports today.

Meanwhile, Woodlawn is fast becoming the euro capital of New York. Those returning from holiday trips have been flashing crisp euros in the pubs and Irish grocery stores to those people who have remained 3,000 miles away as the currency they grew up with disappears.

Sunday, January 27, 2002

After 700 years, today is the last day for the guilder. Tomorrow, double pricing ends and stores will only accept euros.