(Old) Foreign Currency

moulesy replied on 12/01/2020 10:31

Posted on 12/01/2020 10:31

We are having a big clear out at home (I say "we" but I'm doing under sufferance! )

We have found a tin full of old foreign notes and coins from holidays long past  - pre Euro - there are marks, drachma, krona etc etc.

I believe that some charities will accept this old currency but I can't find any details so just wondering if anyone on here might know? There appears to be quite a substantial amount!

Oneputt replied on 12/01/2020 10:47

Posted on 12/01/2020 10:47

Same problem for us M.  Hong Kong, Bali, Saudi, Bahrain, Nigeria, Dutch the list goes on.  I will keep the US dollars always good for bribes in some countries

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Bakers2 replied on 12/01/2020 12:18

Posted on 12/01/2020 12:18

Our branch of Nationwide have a box to put this in, money for a children's charity I believe in their case. 

We had a similar clear out a while back and I finally remembered to take it with me 😉

redface replied on 17/01/2020 20:02

Posted on 17/01/2020 20:02

Travelling through airports I have often seen collecting bins for unused foreign currency.

I guess they would also take out of date notes and coins.