old bank notes EUR, USD and GBP

hi all,

just wanted to ask for some advice, my father has passed away and after doing the house clearance I've discovered old GBP, EUR and USD notes.

now the GBP I should be able to change at my local bank, but not so sure on the old EUR and USD 

any thoughts greatly apprecaited

thank you 

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  • Katiehound
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    edited 26 September 2023 at 11:28AM
    old Euros don't exist- they are still the same as the originals- just google for an image
     

    I also think US dollars haven't changed in many years

    you may well have valid currency in which case you can change at local bureau- Tesco? travel Agent? or spend on your holliyers
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  • USD never stop being legal tender even when the design changes so that's still fine to exchange as normal

    Certain central banks in Europe are willing to exchange old Euros indefinitely, how practical that may be would require investigation.

    There are certainly charities that will happily accept old notes if the sums aren't great and you aren't fancying a trip to Dublin 
  • wmb194
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    edited 26 September 2023 at 11:33AM
    old Euros don't exist- they are still the same as the originals- just google for an image
     

    I also think US dollars haven't changed in many years

    you may well have valid currency in which case you can change at local bureau- Tesco? travel Agent? or spend on your holliyers
    Superficially they look the same but no, in recent years they've both changed.

    Just take them to a bank/BdC and see what they say.
  • eDicky
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    Certain central banks in Europe are willing to exchange old Euros indefinitely, how practical that may be would require investigation.

    There has so far been only two series of euro notes. The first series notes are still in use, so there's not much point in changing them for the new issue.
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  • blinko
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    Thanks so much for your replies guys ,

    The old GBP the bank took fine , ideally I'm looking to convert the old USD and EUR into GBP 

    So will head to the local FX exchange and let you know how I get on 
  • blinko said:
    Thanks so much for your replies guys ,

    The old GBP the bank took fine , ideally I'm looking to convert the old USD and EUR into GBP 

    So will head to the local FX exchange and let you know how I get on 
    Shop around to make sure you get the best rate on any cash you're exchanging back to GBP. See the MSE tool here: https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/travel/cheap-travel-money/#travelcash
  • blinko
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    thanks a lot @PRAISETHESUN

    also I've found this company that exchange coins

    https://www.leftovercurrency.com/
  • blinko
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    Hi just to update everyone again and thanks for your help

    John Lewis
    They offer a superb rate, i have to admit BUT I don't know if its their policy or the woman behind the counter , the tiniest imperfection with the notes and she would reject them , eg there was a tiny rip approx with width of a 1p on a Euro note and she rejected it. only took USD and EUR

    no1currency
    This company less of a good rate but not that bad at all BUT took the old Egyptian notes (not the very old ones) and didn't take the malta Lira Lira. Wish I had gone there first as was so much easier and quicker than inspector morse at John Lewis


  • Usually I find to get best rates, is your local pawn shop
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