Bringing back the punt – town cashes in on old currency

BBC – The old Irish pound or punt is back in the shops of an Ulster town. In Clones, County Monaghan, in the Republic of Ireland, more than 40 businesses are accepting the old notes which were replaced by the euro 10 years ago. While it is no longer legal tender, notes and coins can still be exchanged at Dublin’s Central Bank. And people in the town are scrabbling behind radiators and down the back of sofas to come up with the old notes. Read Article