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pre-Euro money

Pre-Euro money worth £10 Billion still unclaimed

Check your drawers. Pre-euro money worth a staggering £10 Million pounds is out there somewhere, and can still be redeemed for cash ...

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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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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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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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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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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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What could be the currency of an independent Scotland?

The Scottish Parliament will soon debate about whether to hold a second Scottish independence referendum or not. It's far from certain if the so-called 'Indyref2' will go ahead, and even less that the eventual outcome will be a vote for independence. But in the event of a Scottish 'Yes' vote, what could be the currency of an independent Scotland ...

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Where's George - Currency tracking

Where’s George? Currency tracking explained

We found George today. He left from Boulder, Colorado, on 2 March 2016 and it took him a little over a year to reach our office in London, UK. George is a $1 US dollar banknote, serial number K46666438C. You can track his journey on wheresgeorge.com. Welcome to the wonderful world of currency tracking...

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Currency names explained: History of money

Have you ever wondered where the world's major currencies got their names from? In case you have, here are the answers, explaining the origin of all currency names we exchange at Leftover Currency...

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