970 years this is the length of time that Bizantine coins have been in circulation: from Anastasius I (491-518) to David Megas Comnenus (1459 to 1461).
By comparison, the US dollar is only 224 years old. The Japanese Yen, introduced by the Meiji government in 1872, is barely 137.
1/january/2009 meanwhile, marked the tenth anniversary of the Euro, the official currency of 16 out of 27 member states of the European Union (EU).
Read the whole story on Manifest Magazine N11