Thursday, December 4, 2008

So That's What Happened to All Those Italian Lira Coins!

My wife just showed me this in the new Macy's catalog. Yes, you too can purchase jewelry made from old Italian lira coins! The Euro was officially adopted as one of the first 12 European countries to do so in 1999 though the actual currency wasn't used until January 1, 2002. So, you won't find any lira coins minted after 2001.

I have a bunch of old lira coins. Anyone want to buy them from me? Let's start the bidding at...say....$1,000. :-)