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pre-Euro money

Pre-Euro money worth £10 Billion still unclaimed

Check your drawers. Pre-euro money worth a staggering £10 Million pounds is out there somewhere, and can still be redeemed for cash ...

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The town of Alhama in Granada, Spain

Europe’s oldest paper money remains undiscovered

The oldest form of paper money was used as emergency money in times of war. In the Late Middle Ages, under difficult circumstances, the defenders of a besieged town in Spain used paper promissory notes to pay for the garrison's salary and other expenditures...

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What could be the currency of an independent Scotland?

The Scottish Parliament will soon debate about whether to hold a second Scottish independence referendum or not. It's far from certain if the so-called 'Indyref2' will go ahead, and even less that the eventual outcome will be a vote for independence. But in the event of a Scottish 'Yes' vote, what could be the currency of an independent Scotland ...

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1000 mark Reichsbanknote 1910

What is the value of a 1000 Mark Reichsbanknote from 1910?

On several occasions customers have asked about the value of their 1000 Mark Reichsbanknote dated 21 April 1910, issued in Berlin. Is it exchangeable at all? And is it worth over £300 pounds? Let us explain ...

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500 Euros banknote - First series obverse accepted for exchange

500 Euro banknotes are taken out of circulation. Here’s why

The European Central Bank will no longer issue 500 euro banknotes, starting from 2018. The highest denomination bills of the single currency will gradually be taken out of circulation. Here's why...

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