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genuine versus fake 2 pound coin

How to spot a fake £2 pound coin?

Would you be able to spot a fake 2 pound coin? Here are some handy tips and tricks to identify whether that £2 coin in your change is genuine or a counterfeit...

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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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valuable banknotes

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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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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1000 mark Reichsbanknote 1910

What is the value of a 1000 Mark Reichsbanknote from 1910?

On several occasions customers have asked about the value of their 1000 Mark Reichsbanknote dated 21 April 1910, issued in Berlin. Is it exchangeable at all? And is it worth over £300 pounds? Let us explain ...

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leftover stamps

Leftover stamps? We love them!

On a few occasions we got the opportunity to buy some leftover stamps from our customers. We use quite a lot of stamps, mostly for sending out cheques. Those old leftover stamps certainly add some extra cachet to the envelope ...

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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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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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