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top 10 most exchanged January 2017

Top-10 most exchanged items January 2017

These are the top-10 most exchanged items at Leftover Currency in January 2017. It's the first time we've compiled this list. It shows which coins and banknotes were sent in for exchange the most...

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foreign coins for charity - fundraising ideas

Foreign coins for charity: Fundraising ideas

Do you support a charity and are you looking for a way to raise funds? How about collecting foreign coins and leftover travel money. There is £1.8 Billion of foreign coins and leftover currency in British drawers. Wouldn't it be better if these coins and banknotes found their way to your charity tin ...

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jar of coins

£1.8 Billion pounds hidden away in British drawers

The average British household has £65 pounds worth of leftover currency in their drawers. In most cases that money is not being used at all. A whopping £1.8 Billion pounds is gathering dust. Time to inject this dormant money back into the UK economy...

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leftover Oyster cards

Leftover Oyster cards

Transport for London (TfL) introduced contactless payments in 2014, allowing customers to pay fares with a simple tap of their debit or credit card. Mobile payments followed soon after. The adoption of contactless and mobile payments has been widespread. To such an extent that TfL is considering to phase out Oyster cards. Should you have any leftover Oyster cards, we can refund you the balance and deposit...

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mixed foreign coins

How to exchange mixed foreign coins

If you started the New Year with resolutions involving cleaning or tidying up, chances are you're going to clear out some old drawers. There's a good chance you'll stumble upon some long forgotten coins and travel money leftovers. Eager to find out what your old leftover currency is worth? Here's how to exchange mixed foreign coins...

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Withdrawn Philippine peso banknotes accepted for exchange

End of the road for old Philippine Peso banknotes

30 December 2016 was the last day that the old Philippine peso banknotes were exchangeable at the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas in Manilla. From today, the old peso banknotes no longer have a monetary value. At Leftover Currency however, we will continue to exchange old Philippine peso banknotes...

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Euro coins accepted for exchange

Euro coins worth more than ever

Do you have any leftover Euro coins in your drawers? Good for you! Those Euro coins are worth more than ever now. You'll get £0.78 pounds for 1 euro at today's rate! If you're looking for a way to get more bucks for your Euro coins, you've come to the right place...

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Indian rupee 500 and 1000 banknotes in a bundle

Will Indian rupee 500 and 1000 banknotes soon be worthless?

Indian rupee banknotes of Rs500 and Rs1000 ceased to be legal tender on 8 November 2016. In this blog post we investigate whether there are still some ways to exchange your scrapped Rs500 and Rs1000 banknotes...

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500 Euros banknote - First series obverse accepted for exchange

500 Euro banknotes are taken out of circulation. Here’s why

The European Central Bank will no longer issue 500 euro banknotes, starting from 2018. The highest denomination bills of the single currency will gradually be taken out of circulation. Here's why...

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Is it legal to melt coins?

We've all heard of it: the metal content of coins can be worth more than the face value. Melt a penny and earn two pence for the copper. But is it legal to melt coins? And is it worth it...

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