Wednesday, December 20, 2006
The D-Mark: still going strong
It's been almost five years since the Euro was introduced, and after a transitional period of just two months it replaced Germany's much-loved D-Mark entirely. But there are still vast amounts of Deutschmark notes and coins in circulation - €14 billion or so according to the Bundesbank, hiding away in pockets, drawers, boxes and jars of small change brought home by tourists.
Fortunately for D-Mark hoarders, the old currency can still be exchanged for Euro, with this year alone over 200 million D-Mark being swapped for Europe's new money.
Should you find yourself with some old D-Mark, our page "Spend your DM" provides some information on how to spend it or change it to Euros.
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