Check your mattresses – Irish punts worth almost €350 million are still ‘missing’ among the public since Ireland’s switch to Euro.
The Central Bank has revealed that it is still waiting for people to convert their old notes after they were withdrawn in 2002.
The Irish Times reports that 2020 saw the lowest ever amount of pre-euro punt banknotes and coins changed, with less than €400,000 in old Irish punts brought back to banks.
The closure of walk-in teller service may have affected the numbers, but the bank has assured people that old banknotes and coins are still legal tender and can be exchanged at the bank or by registered post.
A punt is worth €1.27. Get checking behind the sofa!