Euro. Crisp and clean plastic, with a stylish coin. We should expect nothing less. I thought I had more, but no, I have only one Euro coin. The notes were bought at a favourable rate some time ago. Note, it is a polymer bank note that last a long time, invented in Australia by CSIRO, a scientific organisation that has invented brilliant things for the world but is always under threat of cuts to its budget from our Federal Government. Hopefully The Abbott won't cut its budget this time.
English Pounds. See Hungary. The pile of pounds is a decent amount of money, but I doubt the pile will sustain us for a week. I have a ziplock bag of brown and worthless English coins and I have no intention of them adding them to my luggage weight and returning them to their country of birth. I will leave them to my heirs to throw into the 'discard pile'. Any such coins I receive on the this visit, I will just theatrically chuck over my shoulder.
I get somewhat annoyed now at home when I get a useless silver five cent piece in my change. While it won't affect my vote, maybe PM Abbott should get rid of them. The usefulness of ten cent coins is fast waning.