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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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Withdrawn Philippine peso banknotes accepted for exchange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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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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