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Recession-weary Italians catch nostalgia for lira

An employee of Editalia shows a gold mint of one Italian lira as part of a coin collection in Rome, January 14, 2014. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

An employee of Editalia shows a gold mint of one Italian lira as part of a coin collection in Rome, January 14, 2014. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

An employee of Editalia shows a gold mint of one Italian lira as part of a coin collection in Rome, January 14, 2014. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini
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An employee of Editalia shows a silver reproduction of one Italian lira as part of a coin collections in Rome, January 14, 2014. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

An employee of Editalia shows a silver reproduction of one Italian lira as part of a coin collections in Rome, January 14, 2014. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

An employee of Editalia shows a silver reproduction of one Italian lira as part of a coin collections in Rome, January 14, 2014. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini
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An Editalia employee shows a book of Italian Lira collections in Rome, January 14, 2014. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

An Editalia employee shows a book of Italian Lira collections in Rome, January 14, 2014. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

An Editalia employee shows a book of Italian Lira collections in Rome, January 14, 2014. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini
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A silver reproduction of 100 Italian lira is pictured at Editalia as part of coin collections in Rome, January 14, 2014. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

A silver reproduction of 100 Italian lira is pictured at Editalia as part of coin collections in Rome, January 14, 2014. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

A silver reproduction of 100 Italian lira is pictured at Editalia as part of coin collections in Rome, January 14, 2014. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini
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REFILE - CLARIFYING CAPTION An employee of Editalia shows a silver reproduction of 500 Italian lira as part of a coin collections in Rome, January 14, 2014. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

REFILE - CLARIFYING CAPTION An employee of Editalia shows a silver reproduction of 500 Italian lira as part of a coin collections in Rome, January 14, 2014. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

REFILE - CLARIFYING CAPTION An employee of Editalia shows a silver reproduction of 500 Italian lira as part of a coin collections in Rome, January 14, 2014. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini
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