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. Twelve years since Italy introduced the ... more 
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. Twelve years since Italy introduced the euro, the national mint is still stamping Italian lire - and recession fatigue means nostalgia for the retired national currency is going strong. Now Italians are snapping up gold and silver reproductions of their old currency. Publisher Editalia, majority-owned by the Italian mint, says sales of its coin and commemorative book collections reached more than 25 million euros ($34 million) last year. Picture taken on January 14, 2014. To match story ITALY-LIRA/NOSTALGIA REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini (ITALY - Tags: BUSINESS) less 
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