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Frequently Asked Questions

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Most common questions about the exchange of your leftover coins and currency to cash

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How can I exchange my leftover foreign coins and currency?

Can I exchange both notes and coins?

Can I also exchange notes and coins that have been withdrawn from circulation?

Which banknotes and coins can I exchange?

Can I also exchange banknotes that are not pictured or mentioned on the website?

Can I also exchange coins that are not pictured or mentioned on the website?

What price do I get for my leftover banknotes and coins?

Are there any costs?

Can I trust you to pay me for the leftover currency and coins I send?

Is there a maximum amount I can exchange notes and coins for?

Where can I find the exchange form?

How do I fill out the exchange form?

Is it safe to send money in the mail?

Should I send my leftover notes and coins by registered mail?

Which payment methods can I choose from?

How long does it take for my payment to come through?

How do I leave feedback?

Do I have to leave feedback?

How can I contact leftovercurrency.com?

I have another question. How do I get an answer?

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How can I exchange my leftover foreign coins and currency?

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At leftovercurrency.com, you can exchange your leftover foreign coins and banknotes for cash in 3 easy steps:

Step 1: Find out which banknotes and coins we accept for exchange. We exchange leftover cash for more than 35 different currencies, both circulating and obsolete. To find out for which countries you can exchange your leftover foreign money, visit our exchangeable currencies page. You will also find our exchange rates there.

Step 2: Download and print the exchange form. Fill in your personal details, details about the currency and/or coins you wish to exchange and your payment details.

Step 3: Send us your filled in exchange form, along with the currency and coins you wish to exchange, our address is listed on the exchange form. On receipt we pay out the exchange value: via Bank Transfer (*), PayPal or Cheque (**).
For tips and tricks about sending us your leftover notes and coins: read the sending your currency page.
(*) Payment via Bank Transfer is available for customers living in the European Economic Area (which includes the UK and EU). (**) Payment via Cheque is only available for customers living in the United Kingdom.

step 1: have a look at the list of countries for which you can exchange banknotes and coins
step 2: download and print out the exchange form, fill in the form
step 3: send us your filled in exchange form along with your notes and coins

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Can I exchange both notes and coins?

Yes: We accept both coins and banknotes for exchange, for a list of countries for which we exchange notes and coins: Visit the exchangeable currencies page. Click on any currency name to go to a detail page with pictures and descriptions of all exchangeable notes and coins.

List of countries for which we exchange banknotes and coins

Can I also exchange notes and coins that have been withdrawn from circulation?

Yes: We accept most of the pre-euro currencies, like Deutschmarks, Dutch Guilders or Spanish Pesetas. For some of these pre-euro currencies we also accept coins for exchange. Apart from obsolete currencies, we also accept withdrawn money from countries outside the Eurozone: we exchange your legacy banknotes from Switzerland, Turkey, the Czech Republic and many more none-euro countries. These withdrawn banknotes are no longer accepted for exchange in banks or bureaux de change, but we accept them for exchange.

For a list of all currencies that we accept for exchange, visit our exchangeable currencies page. Click on any currency name to go to a detail page with more information about the circulating and withdrawn banknotes and coins you can exchange using our service.

List of countries for which we exchange banknotes and coins, both circulating and withdrawn from circulation

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Which banknotes and coins can I exchange?

The exchangeable currencies page lists all countries for which we accept either notes, coins or both. Click on a currency name to visit its detail page which shows all circulating and withdrawn banknotes/coins of that currency that we accept for exchange. We accept all banknotes and coins pictured, mentioned or described on our website, except those where it is clearly stated that we do not accept them.

List of countries for which we exchange banknotes and coins

Can I also exchange banknotes that are not pictured or mentioned on the website?

If a banknote you would like to exchange is not pictured or mentioned on the website, we will often not accept it for exchange. However, if the banknote is in very good condition (crispy paper, no tears, dirt, staines or major fold lines), we might accept it for exchange for its collector's value.

If you want to exchange banknotes that are not pictured or mentioned on the website, but are in very good condition: contact us via the contact form for a price estimate. Please note that we will not pay for unsolicitedly sent banknotes: Any unsolicited banknotes will only be returned upon request and at the expense of the client. Standard 1st class Royal Mail post rates apply.

Can I also exchange coins that are not pictured or mentioned on the website?

No. If a coin you would like to exchange is not pictured or mentioned on the website, we will not accept it for exchange. Please note that we will not pay for unsolicitedly sent coins: Any unsolicited coins will only be returned upon request and at the expense of the client. Standard 1st class Royal Mail post rates apply.

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What price do I get for my leftover banknotes and coins?

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The price you receive for your submitted banknotes and coins is calculated based on the exchange rates listed on our exchangeable currencies page. There are different exchange rates for coins and banknotes. Our exchange rates are updated daily, based on fluctuations in the foreign currency market. To determine the exchange value of submitted coins and banknotes, we use the most recent exchange rates listed on our exchangeable currencies page: The exchange rates on the day of receipt of the submitted coins and banknotes.

On receipt of the submitted banknotes and coins, we will send you a confirmation email which contains the total price for the exchanged notes and coins.

List of all exchangeable currencies and their exchange rates

Are there any costs?

We do not charge any costs for the exchange of your leftover currency and coins for cash: You receive the full value of the notes and coins you submit, calculated using the exchange rates on the exchangeable currencies page.

There are no costs for payment by bank transfer or PayPal. Payments by cheque are free when the payout amount is 10 GBP or more. For lower amounts we will charge the cost of a first class stamp to deliver you the cheque.

In case you send banknotes and coins that are not accepted for exchange, we will charge the postage costs for returning them, in case you ask for this.

Can I trust you to pay me for the leftover currency and coins I send?

Yes: We are a registered Bureau de Change under the Money Laundering Regulations (MLR). Our Registration Number is 12661656, our registered name is Mario Van Poppel, Leftover Currency.

We take pride in having helped already so many customers in exchanging their leftover currency and coins. We will pay out for all banknotes and coins that are accepted for exchange. We are very proud of the trust we have earned, and would not risk to lose it by not paying out a single customer. You can read feedback from our customers on the feedback page. Feel free to search the Internet for any feedback about us on other sites, including Twitter.

Read feedback about our exchange service, provided by our customers

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Is there a maximum amount I can exchange notes and coins for?

There is no maximum amount you can exchange notes and coins for. However, some extra information is needed for high value exchange transactions of over 1000.

To comply with Money Laundering Regulations, and in order to prevent activities related to money laundering and terrorist financing. we will take steps to identify all customers who submit banknotes/coins for over 1000 exchange value. For these high-value exchange transactions, we will ask the customer to provide us with their full name, their photograph on an official document which confirms their identity, and their residential address or date of birth. For multiple exchange transactions from the same customer, the exchange values for the different exchange transactions within 12 months will be summed up (combined value).

For exchange transactions where the (combined) value exceeds 5000, we will also request extra information about the origin of the funds.

Specifically for Dutch Guilders, we cannot exchange more than 10,000 Guilders per customer per year.

Where can I find the exchange form?

Fill in your name and email on the exchange form page to get access to the page where you can download the exchange form in PDF. You will need a PDF reader, like Adobe Reader, to open en print the exchange form. If you have a problem downloading the exchange form, let us know.

Exchange form page

How do I fill out the exchange form?

Print out the exchange form and fill in your personal details, payment preference and the amount per currency. Part A is for banknotes, part C is for coins. Sign and date the declaration in part D.

We suggest you use capital letters when you fill out the exchange form. Uppercase handwriting is generally better readable than lowercase handwriting. We also suggest to use a pen and not a pencil.

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Is it safe to send money in the mail?

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The risk of your shipment getting lost in the mail or being tampered with is less than 0.5%, based on our own experience and Royal Mail statistics. Read some tips and tricks on our sending us your banknotes and coins page. If you apply these few simple rules, the risk of anything happening with your shipment is as small as if it were a normal letter, a birthday card or an invoice.

Read tips & tricks about sending us your leftover banknotes and coins in the mail

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Should I send my leftover notes and coins by registered mail?

If you send banknotes and/or coins that have considerable value, consider using a registered mail service, like Parcelforce Worldwide, Recorded Signed For (Royal Mail) or Track & Confirm (USPS). It will enable you to track your shipment up to the delivery. Also, you can claim compensation in case of loss.

Which payment methods can I choose from?

We offer 3 different payment methods:

PayPal: If you have a PayPal account, then you can choose PayPal as your preferred payment method. We don't charge any costs for payments via PayPal. You can open a PayPal account for free on PayPal.com

Cheque: If you live in the United Kingdom, you can choose to be paid by cheque. We currently do not offer this for other countries although this might change in the future. We charge a flat fee of 0.60 for payments by cheque under 5 GBP.

Bank Transfer: If you have a bank account in one of the SEPA countries, listed below, you can choose Bank Transfer as your preferred payment method. We don't charge any costs for payments via Bank Transfer. If you don't have an account in one of the SEPA countries, we cannot pay you by bank transfer.

SEPA countries and territories:

Gibraltar
Great Britain
Greece
Guadeloupe
Hungary
Iceland
Ireland
Italy
Latvia
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Slovak Republic
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
United Kingdom

(*) French part only

 
Aland Islands
Austria
Belgium
Bulgaria
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
France (*)
French Guinea
Finland
Germany
Malta
Martinique
Mayotte
Monaco
Netherlands
Norway
Poland
Reunion
Portugal
Romania
Saint Barthelemy
Saint Martin (*)
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How long does it take for my payment to come through?

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The time it takes for a payment to come through depends on the chosen method of payment:

Payments by PayPal come through instantly.
Payments by Bank Transfer take 1-4 working days to come through.
Payments by Cheque (UK only): Cheques are sent by First Class mail, they arrive in 1-2 working days.

The payment is initiated after processing your exchange request: This usually takes 2 working days. Processing involves counting, counterfeit checks, sending the confirmation email, storage and data entry.

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How do I leave feedback?

On receipt of your submitted banknotes and coins, we will send you a confirmation email. This email contains a link to our feedback form. You are free to leave feedback using this form. The feedback you fill in on the feedback form is published on our feedback page.

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Do I have to leave feedback?

No. You are free to leave feedback, it is not mandatory.

How can I contact leftovercurrency.com?

If you would like to contact us, please do so using the contact form. Feel free to contact us with any questions about the exchange of leftover banknotes or coins. We also love to hear from you in case you have any comments or suggestions about our website.

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Feel free to ask any other question using the contact form. We will do our best to email you the answer shortly.

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