I heard a news item this morning about a problem with Euros in some German cities. It seems that the notes are disappearing…well, what a surprise!
To be more accurate the notes are actually dissolving in unsuspecting people’s pockets.
It seems that some of these banknotes have been treated with a sulphate salt which turns into a kind of sulphuric acid when it comes into contact with human sweat…for example on your palm! Then the acid eats away the banknote and you end up with nothing.
I have been getting notes like that for years!