Support for euro in doubt as Germans reject Latin bloc notes
By Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
Last Updated: 1:26am BST 13/06/2008
Notes printed in Berlin have more currency for bank customers who fear a 'value crisis'
Ordinary Germans have begun to reject euro bank notes with serial numbers from Italy, Spain, Greece and Portugal, raising concerns that public support for monetary union may be waning in the eurozone's anchor country.
X-factor: German bank customers are favouring notes that start with the distinctive ‘X’ serial numbers, which show they have come from Berlin
Germany's Handelsblatt newspaper says bankers have detected a curious pattern where customers are withdrawing cash directly from branches, screening the notes to determine the origin of issue. They ask for paper from the southern states to be exchanged for German notes.
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