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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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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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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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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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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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exchange 500 and 1000 Indian rupee notes

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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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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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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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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