Monday, January 07, 2008

Goodbye Maltese lira

As from January 2008, Malta has changed it's currency to Euros. So I today I thought of posting a photo of the Maltese coins including the Lira (Lm1) which have now been replaced by Euros.

9 comments:

oldmanlincoln said...

Will you ever get used to the change? I like coins from the mother country but then that's just me.

I came to thank you for your visit to my blog. I appreciate that as well as your generous comments.

Dina said...

oldmanlincoln, somehow we have to get used to the new coins, it might take some time but that's ok.

'JoAnn's-Digital-Eyes' said...

Hi Dina,
I hope not the same will happen to Malta, here in Holland the prices almost doubled! But we are used to the Euro now, its easier when you go abroad, no changing of money anymore, no leftover coins from your holidays... That time is over now, however I miss the own Dutch Guilder and papermoney, that was really pretty an coloured money!

I'll also miss the different kinds of moneys in the several countries, its was such a pleasue too! It takes about a year to get used to the money, now I harldly can tell the difference anymore.

And thanks for visiting my blog I posed already a new (beach) post, trip by car:)

Dina said...

Joann, there are price hikes yes but there are also persons in charge to make sure this is stopped and controlled. We have now the euro money too.

Clarice said...

I am in France and the Euro is still defying most people. Especially as most things are dual priced so you get a Euro and the old French Franc price. Everybody just complains how expensive everything is now.

Peter said...

It's true that part of the charm of travelling is lost when borders are disappearing and no money change is needed any more, but...
I'm a friend of Europe and of the Euro! I travelled a lot in my job and the last years life was much easier.
You will still find your old coins here and there for years. At least, I still do, and in France we have Euros since 2002.

Denton said...

It is sad to see the old go however I understand there is significant benefit in the use of a common currency. It is good you have documented the passing.

Coffee Messiah said...

Nice blog and interesting to read about the euros.

I used to work with over 80 Maltese at a furniture mfg a long time ago. Was the 1st time I had ever heard or seen photos of the island.

BTW, your christms log reminded me of food they'd bring in for us to try.

Cheers!

Sanctus Belle said...

I just hope that Maltese culture does not blend with the rest of Europe along with your currency. Here in America there's talk of how the union of Europe that started out as economic has been eroding the uniqueness of each culture. I'm curious to know if that's true. Our media spews alot of crap and we can NEVER know what's true.