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15 Years Later, Billions in Pre-Euro Currencies Remain Unredeemed - Bloomberg

More than 15 billion euros ($16 billion) of outdated banknotes and coins in the euro-area have not yet been handed in and exchanged for euros – roughly the annual cost of Latvia's imports. Just under half of the region's hidden treasures are stashed away in cash-loving Germany…

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