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old £1 pound coin changeover

Old £1 pound coins: Worthless or not?

From 15 October 2017 the old £1 pound coins will no longer be legal tender in the UK. Does this mean that your old £1 coins will be worthless? Or are there still ways to exchange them? You sent us many questions about the old £1 pound coins in your piggy banks. We sent your questions to all UK high street banks, the Post Office, the Royal Mint and the Bank of England. Here are the answers ...

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new currencies added

Extra currencies added – September 2017

Since we launched the new version of the Leftover Currency website in December 2016 we have been busy adding new currencies. Here are the extra currencies added most recently ...

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Leftover Currency acquires the Currency Commission

Leftover Currency has acquired The Currency Commission's domain name and online presence. The Canadian foreign exchange company The Currency Commission (TCC) has been dissolved. Leftover Currency now takes over TCC's operations in Europe and North America ...

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Top-5 Most Valuable Banknotes

What are the most valuable banknotes we exchange here at Leftover Currency? Here is the top-5 most valuable banknotes, based on the value you receive when you exchange them...

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Metal value of coins

What is the metal value of coins compared to their face value? Does it pay to melt coins? Here's more information on the metal value of 10 popular coins from around the world ...

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new currencies added

New currencies accepted for exchange

We have been busy adding new currencies to the Leftover Currency website. New currencies accepted for exchange include both foreign coins and obsolete banknotes. Here's an overview ...

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The town of Alhama in Granada, Spain

Europe’s oldest paper money remains undiscovered

The oldest form of paper money was used as emergency money in times of war. In the Late Middle Ages, under difficult circumstances, the defenders of a besieged town in Spain used paper promissory notes to pay for the garrison's salary and other expenditures...

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Mozambique 100 Escudos

The peculiar Mozambique 100 Escudos banknote

All over Britain, banknotes of 100 Mozambique escudos are found in people's drawers, again and again. Seems strange, doesn't it? If you wonder why so many Britons have a Mozambique 100 Escudos note? We found the answer...

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Extra currencies for the exchange of foreign coins

9 extra currencies for which we exchange foreign coins

Good news! We have added nine extra currencies to the list of currencies for which we exchange foreign coins. Here are the extra currencies for which you can now send in your foreign coins and get paid within 5 days of receipt ...

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exchange 500 and 1000 Indian rupee notes

We have restarted the exchange of cancelled 500 and 1000 Indian rupee notes

Today, 31 March 2017, was the last day to exchange 500 and 1000 Indian rupee notes at the Reserve Bank of India branches in India. By the time when we publish this article, the branches have closed and 500 and 1000 rupee notes no longer have any monetary value. But that does not mean your old 500 and 1000 Indian rupee notes are worthless. Starting from today, we restart the exchange of the cancelled ₹500 and₹1000 rupee notes...

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