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A thing no longer king

Here we have:

A €10 note

A €1 coin (from Spain, as it happens)

An Indonesian 1,000 rupiah coin that somebody passed off to me as a €2 coin.

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I’ve had all of these for months and there’s a reason for that. Since the beginning of the Current Unpleasantness we’ve been encouraged to use contactless payments wherever possible so it’s Google Pay and cards for me. Nothing need be contacted unless I’m paying more than the €50 limit beyond which most terminals require you to use the keypad.

So the note just sits there. I’ve phased out cash. The coins though I’m using but not for the purpose intended. They’re for releasing supermarket trolleys. Aldi need the €2 lookalike, others content themselves with the €1.

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