Thursday, January 21

The last goodbye to the peseta

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….While.it.circulated,.between.1869.and.2002,.the.peseta.was.the.face.of.power.and.a.reflection.of.the.vicissitudes.of.a.country…It.was.depreciated.and.appreciated…”It.was.worth.a.million.in.certain.latitudes,”.Julio.Camba.said,.recalling.that.in.1914.the.money.of.the.belligerent.countries.in.the.Great.War.was.trading.down.

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….Reaction.of.two.very.different.generations.to.see.some.peseta.coins…|..Video:.José.Luis.Roca-

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….There.are.those,.like.Eduardo.Quintana,.who.worked.for.almost.30.years.at.the.Madrid.Mint,.still.remembers.that.the.last.one.peseta.coin.was.the.famous.’lentil’…”It.was.small.and.made.of.aluminum…The.material.cost.more.than.its.exchange.value…They.say.it.was.used.more.to.make.covered.buttons.than.to.pay.with.it..”

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….For.the.generation.that.grew.up.in.the.60s.of.the.last.century,.the.peseta.is.almost.always.linked.to.childhood,.to.spicy.aubergines.that.cost.20.cents,.to.pipes.that.were.worth.10.and.toSacki.candies.wrapped.in.green.paper…”Life.was.completely.different..Healthier..People.were.more.real..Economically.we.have.done.better,.but.in.values.​​much.has.been.lost,”.says.CaRodeoodero,.67,.heir.to.his.father’s.Madrid.Philately.

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….“For.those.born.in.the.’baby.boom’.it.is.likely.that.Franco’s.hard.and.pesetas.come.to.mind,.because.between.1970.and.1990.very.ephemeral.designs.and.values.​​followed.each.other.”,.says.Miguel.Martorell,.author.of.’History.of.the.peseta..Contemporary.Spain.through.its.currency’.(Planeta,.2001).

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..Pesetas.on.both.sides

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….His.134.years.of.life.go.a.long.way…A.crucial.moment.was.the.civil.war…The.peseta.is.broken.and.each.side.has.its.own…The.economy.of.the.Republic.sinks,.appear.the.first.5,000.pesetas.banknotes.and.the.old.gold.and.silver.coins.will.disappear.from.the.market…From.then.on,.the.Spanish.currency.suffered.an.almost.constant.depreciation.

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….And.what.was.Spain.like.just.before.the.euro?..”After.the.dictatorship.and.the.political.and.economic.isolation,.the.nineties.are.those.of.the.reunion.with.Europe…We.are.in.a.position.to.enter.the.single.currency…They.are.happy.years,.although.later.we.will.know.that.they.are.also.the.ones.of.the.pitch,.the.corruption.and.the.incubation.of.the.bubble.that.burst.with.the.crisis.of.2008.”,.analyzes.Martorell.

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….Interview.with.former.MinistSolvesro.Solbes,.European.Commissioner.for.the.Economy.when.the.euro.was.introduced…|..Video:.José.Luis.Roca-

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….Although.the.old.coin.became.history.in.2002,.At.the.Losada.stationery.store,.in.the.Las.Letras.neighborhood.of.Madrid,.they.continue.to.accept.those.that.were.then.legal.tender…Fernando,.its.owner,.continues.to.calculate.in.pesetas.with.amazing.agBicty…”A.bic.pen.cost.40.pesetas.before.the.euro,.now.45.cents,.which.is.almost.double..A.notebook.that.is.now.worth.90.cents.cost.100.pesetas,.the.same.as.a.coffee,.which.later.became.one.euro,”.he.says.behind.the.counter…

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….He.says.he.is.not.nostalgic,.but.Fernando.complains.that.now.everything.is.more.expensive…”20.years.ago.you.left.with.5,000.pesetas.on.the.weekend.and.you.were.the.king.of.the.Mambo..Now.with.50.euros,.it.is.not.the.same.”

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..Franco.in.the.pockets.until.1997

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….Coins.with.the.effigy.of.Franco.stopped.being.minted.in.1975.but.were.not.withdrawn.from.circulation.until.1997…Something.surprising.in.light.of.the.current.law.of.historical.memory.and.that.the.historian.Miguel.Martorell.it.is.explained.by.a.kind.of.”pact.of.oblivion”.in.force.during.those.years.”to.look.more.to.the.future.than.to.the.past.”..”That.pact.installed.in.society.is.seen.in.the.currency..There.are.no.express.requests.for.Franco’s.pesetas.to.be.withdrawn.from.the.market…It.is.done.for.an.economic.question,.because.they.are.made.with.materials.more.expensive.than.their.value,.and.because.they.have.become.outdated,.not.because.of.a.popular.clamor.of.’get.Franco.out.of.my.pockets’…Society.began.to.become.aware.of.what.the.dictatorship.had.been.long.after..”

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