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Decimal Currency

Cork's Coal Quay is one of the most colourful markets in the country and must be one of the few places where pounds, shillings, and pence are still talked about. One old lady in charge of her stall said that decimal currency would never catch on there and that it was particularly unfair on old people who had been used to the other system all their lives. 'Why didn't they wait until all the old people were dead before introducing it?' she asked.


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