Some EUR 0.5 b litas remain unexchanged for euros - Lithuanian c. bank


Three years after Lithuania switched to the euro, people in the country and abroad still have over 469 million litas worth of notes and coins, accounting for some 8 percent of the former national currency in circulation as of Jan. 1, 2015, the central bank said.

Around 11 tons of litas notes and about 1,593 tons of litas coins have not yet returned to the Bank of Lithuania.

The unchanged cash includes over 336.3 million litas worth of notes, accounting for 6 percent of those in circulation three years ago, and around 114.5 million litas worth of coins, or 58 percent.

Source: BNS
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