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The euro turns 20: Five facts you didn't know about the currency

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The euro turns 20: Five facts you didn't know about the currency

The euro turns 20: Five facts you didn't know about the currency

It's exactly 20 years since the euro went into circulation in banknotes and coins.

First adopted by 12 EU member nations, here are some facts you may not know about the currency.


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