If you hadn't already noticed, gone are the good old peseta , the franc and the drachma.
First it was the Deutsch mark, followed by the franc, lira, peseta and drachma.
Last week, a venerable Sevilian was found complaining that she saw no reason to give up the peseta and accept the Deutschmark.
Spain adopts the peseta after the revolution of 1868.
When they converted from the peseta to the euro they hiked up all the prices before people knew what was happening in a currency they didn't yet understand.
What is Spain without the peseta , France without the franc, what would America be without the dollar, even the old IR for the Irish pound had a characteristic all its own.
Alternatively, they are contracted on a piecework basis paid 10 pesetas a kilo of broccoli.
A single funeral site can be worth many Spanish pesetas , enough to feed a family for a lifetime.
In February 1931 the government agreed to some of the improvements that workers had asked for, for example a minimum wage of five pesetas .
A pound sterling brought about 120 pesetas in London, but the rate in Spain was fixed at about 100.