I've made good friends with the security guard at work. He's a nice fellow, looks like Steven Segal's dad. He collects coins and has a thing for pound coins so whenever I go back to the UK I bring him one. Anyway, one morning we were discussing the pros and cons of sporting a leek on your coin of the realm and he explained how expensive they are:
"They're not cheap you know."
"Oh no, I mean how much is a pound in euros?"
"About 1.50, give or take"
"Well, there you go you see. I paid 2.50 for this one."
I let out an impressed whistle.