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Foreign Coin Exchange FAQs

- Published on 23rd April 2020

foreign coin exchange

Foreign coin exchange is a topic many of our customers have questions about. We’ve listed some frequently asked questions and answers around the exchange of foreign coins.

Can I exchange foreign coins at a bank?

No, you cannot exchange foreign coins at a bank. Banks only accept foreign banknotes, not coins. Banks don’t exchange foreign coins because they involve more work, storage and training for a smaller return. You can exchange foreign coins at Leftover Currency. An overview of all currencies for which you can convert your foreign coins to cash is on the Exchange Rates page.foreign coins in a jarLike banks, most bureaux de change don’t exchange foreign coins. Find out the five reasons why most bureaux de change don’t exchange foreign coins.

Can I exchange euro coins at the post office?

No, you won’t be able to exchange euro coins at the post office. If your local post office has a bureau de change, you will only be able to exchange euro banknotes, not euro coins. You can exchange your euro coins at Leftover Currency. The tree steps to exchange leftover euro coins are described on the Euro Coins page.

Where can I exchange foreign coins for cash?

With banks and bureaux de change not accepting foreign coins for exchange, a number of specialist firms have entered this gap in the market, offering a foreign coin exchange service in the UK. At Leftover Currency, visitors can convert foreign coins of more than fifty currencies to cash in three steps. In addition to receiving payment for unused travel money coins, visitors can choose to donate leftover foreign coins to charity.foreign coin exchange for charity

Can I exchange old foreign coins?

Yes: In many cases you can indeed exchange old foreign coins for cash. Most foreign coin buyers don’t exchange old foreign coins, but at Leftover Currency you can exchange old foreign coins, including coins from obsolete and pre-euro currencies, such as the French Franc or the Italian Lira. Other accepted old foreign coins include Irish Punt coins and pre-decimal Irish coins such as the Irish threepence coin and the old large Irish penny.old foreign coins from France

How to exchange foreign coins?

At Leftover Currency you can exchange your foreign coins in three easy steps:

  1. Discover the currencies for which you can exchange foreign coins, as listed on the Exchange Rates page.
  2. Print the Exchange Form and fill it out   OR   add items to your online wallet to discover how much money you will receive. (no printer needed)
  3. Post your foreign coins along with your exchange form or reference number (if you used the online wallet).

1 Turkish Lira coinYou’ll receive the payment for your foreign coins within five working days of receipt, by bank transfer, cheque or PayPal.


Mario Van Poppel

Mario Van Poppel is the founder and director of Leftover Currency. What started as a hobby, collecting world banknotes, evolved into a fulltime job, running a successful online bureau de change. Mario is still a collector of pre-Euro banknotes and a member of the IBNS.