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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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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 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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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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new currencies added

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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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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Five reasons why banks and bureaux don't exchange foreign coins

5 Reasons why other Bureaux don’t exchange foreign coins

At Leftover Currency we accept foreign coins for exchange. You may have wondered why other bureaux de change are keen to exchange foreign banknotes, but won’t accept foreign coins. These five reasons explain why ...

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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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