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Last minute to turn in Finnish markka

Wednesday is the final day to exchange old Finnish markka for euros. The Bank of Finland is urging people to turn in their markka coins and notes at local banks, which will stop exchanging Finland’s pre-eurozone currency after February 29.

Marks can also be mailed by Wednesday to the Bank of Finland, which makes direct deposits into accounts.

Finns are still hanging on to 1.5 billion of the old currency, which comes out to roughly 250 million euros.

One euro is equivalent to 5.94573 markka.

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