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The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 26, June 25, 2006, Article 13

WELSH RUGBY FANS STRANDED IN ARGENTINA WITH EXPIRED BANKNOTES

Philip Mernick forwarded an article from the BBC about a group of
Welsh rugby fans who arrived for a match in Argentina with wallets
full of worthless currency, thanks to a mixup at the Post Office.
Philip writes: "Even the Post Office can issue worthless notes!"
Here are a couple excerpts from the article:

"Some supporters were given dud 100 peso notes when exchanging
currency before leaving, which they said they later found had
expired in 1991.

The fans, also disappointed at Wales' two defeats, said they
were left red faced when they went to spend the cash.

The Post Office said it would fully investigate how the mix-up
occurred."

"When I went to use the money they told me when the currency
collapsed in 1991 and they issued new notes, the ones I had
were worthless.

"They had been ordered from the head office and came in a
sealed bag. They looked to be brand new notes that had not
been used before."

"The banks would not take them, the shops would not take them
- it was dead money," he said. "

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  Wayne Homren, Editor

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