In 1865, ten European States joined together to form the Latin Monetary Union. The press was enthusiastic about the introduction of the single currency. From Antwerp to Brindisi, travellers could now "pay with the same coins, without the risk and inconvenience of changing money," wrote the Edinburgh Review. The experiment was brought to an end in 1927.
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