can lira still be converted to euros?

May 4th, 2005, 03:05 PM
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can lira still be converted to euros?

i am going to italy this month and i still have some old itlaian lira. can it still be converted to euros? if so, do you know the procedure, i.e. do you have to take it to a certain bank, etc.
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May 4th, 2005, 07:15 PM
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It can still be exchanged at a national Bank of Italy.
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May 5th, 2005, 12:23 AM
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Some shops in Europe still accept the old national currencies, as they would like to generate some extra business (they bring it for you to the national bank). But the chance is very small to find such a shop.
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May 5th, 2005, 04:44 AM
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Last May, I found about 30,000 lire that I'd stashed away, and they converted it to US dollars for me at a Thomas Cook Currency Exchange booth in the Philadelphia International Airport.
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May 5th, 2005, 05:20 AM
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Is it safe to walk around Philadelphia airport with that much cash?
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May 5th, 2005, 05:48 AM
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I think it came to around $16 or $17, I barely made it out of there alive.
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May 5th, 2005, 06:24 AM
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I have to admit I kinda miss lira. It felt so lavish my first time there, peeling off all the bills to pay 365,000 lira for about $200 worth of jewelry.

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May 5th, 2005, 06:30 AM
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I thought this title was Can ira still be converted LOL

I agree dgkp, I miss dividing by 7 or whatever to see how many Francs I was spending..I did so love a bargain when traveling~
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May 5th, 2005, 06:37 AM
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I'd keep it! or at least some of it. I have a ton of currency from all over, I'm going to make a framed collage one day to hang up (actual design TBD).
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May 5th, 2005, 08:06 AM
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<<I found about 30,000 lire that I'd stashed away>>

<<Is it safe to walk around Philadelphia airport with that much cash?>>

<<I think it came to around $16 or $17, I barely made it out of there alive.>>

What a priceless, cute exchange!


AndI agree with this...

<<I have to admit I kinda miss lira. It felt so lavish my first time there, peeling off all the bills to pay 365,000 lira>>

I have great nostalgia for (hopefully) the only restaurant tab I ever encountered in "seven figures" - - about 1,400,000 lire (for fourteen people - - about $50 a person) in 1998, at Antico Martini.
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