10. From lire to zero
For two months after its launch, the Euro was accepted alongside each country’s original currency while the population got used to their new money. However, the former currencies are now worthless – as one poor Italian woman found out in 2014 when she discovered a 100 million lire (€43,000) stash hidden in her late uncle’s cottage. The bank refused to honour the notes.
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