Shopkeepers were sceptical at first, but they now say the scheme is a great success.I had not realized that peseta currency ”can still be converted today, but only at the Bank of Spain itself”.
People are travelling into Mugardos from outside just to spend the old currency they never got round to converting.
One man visited the local hardware store this week with a 10,000-peseta note he had found at home, and had no idea what to do with.
He is now the happy owner of a sandwich toaster.
(via Marginal Revolution. The coin image is public domain; from Wikipedia.)