WATCH: 'Are you sure you didn’t actually take a giant’s coin?' - Today's kids react to old Irish money
Published 23/05/2016 | 17:01
Dublin-based channel Youth Tuber asked kids today what they think of old Irish money and, as predicted, their reactions were hilarious.
The children were given 10p, 20p, 50p, and £1 coins and asked how much they could buy with each.
“I could buy absolutely nothing with a 10p - you could probably buy an ant,” according to a young boy.
Other suggestions included “a scarf or a hat”, “three chocolate bars” and a “bike”.
“This one smells like it has been under a rat’s nest for fifty years and someone found it and then dipped it in vinegar,” said an unimpressed girl.
Thankfully there is some saviour as an older girl described a coin from 1996 as being from “not that long ago.”
Another well-informed kid was able to say that 1996 was the same year that Gap opened.
The kids were most amazed by the “ginormous” £1 coin that “you could buy anything” with.
According to the kids the £1 would get you “two X-boxes”, “A house and a bank”, with one boy even offering his friend beside him for the coin.
“Are you sure you didn’t actually take a giant’s coin? It’s the biggest coin I’ve ever seen.”