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    • chiny
    • By chiny 24th Oct 18, 1:35 PM
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    Old US dollars
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    Old US dollars 24th Oct 18 at 1:35 PM
    I have discovered $200 (US) ish in a recent tidy up, which I think were acquired in 1999. Looking on Leftover Currency, most of these notes have been "withdrawn from circulation" but Googling suggests that US posters suspect their notes can always be used, anywhere.

    I'll be in South America next month, Chile, Argentina and Brazil. Has anyone experience of non-current US$ notes ?

    To be certain, I guess I should sell the older notes and buy new but that double transaction should make all MSE folk break into a sweat
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    • eDicky
    • By eDicky 24th Oct 18, 2:41 PM
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    • 24th Oct 18, 2:41 PM
    Yes beads of sweat began to break out immediately. Unlike English banknotes, US dollar bills are not withdrawn from use after new ones are issued. As long as yours are in decent condition they should be acceptable in S American countries.
    • Westin
    • By Westin 24th Oct 18, 5:38 PM
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    • 24th Oct 18, 5:38 PM
    I have discovered $200 (US) ish in a recent tidy up, which I think were acquired in 1999. Looking on Leftover Currency, most of these notes have been "withdrawn from circulation" but Googling suggests that US posters suspect their notes can always be used, anywhere.

    I'll be in South America next month, Chile, Argentina and Brazil. Has anyone experience of non-current US$ notes ?

    To be certain, I guess I should sell the older notes and buy new but that double transaction should make all MSE folk break into a sweat
    Originally posted by chiny

    Did you notice that the value in GBP that they would offer you for the "old" notes is the same value for new/current circulation notes?

    As eDicky said, the old notes from your 1999 still valid and have the same face value.

    Agree on the condition of the notes making the difference.
    • Roger1
    • By Roger1 25th Oct 18, 11:23 AM
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    • 25th Oct 18, 11:23 AM
    Blatant piggybanking! How about old Euro notes?
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    • 25th Oct 18, 11:23 AM
    I've noticed that new Euro notes are in circulation.

    We have a bundle of older notes. Can we still use them to spend? No immediate plans for Euro-land travel, but I want to be prepared.

    Thanks.
    • londoninvestor
    • By londoninvestor 25th Oct 18, 4:08 PM
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    • 25th Oct 18, 4:08 PM
    We have a bundle of older notes. Can we still use them to spend?
    Originally posted by Roger1
    Yes.

    The first series of euro banknotes will continue to be issued alongside the Europa series of notes until the remaining stocks have been used up. They will then be gradually phased out. The date when the first series of euro banknotes ceases to be legal tender will be announced well in advance. However, the banknotes of the first series will always retain their value: they can be exchanged for an unlimited period of time at the Eurosystem NCBs.
    by European Central Bank
    • Voyager2002
    • By Voyager2002 25th Oct 18, 4:54 PM
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    I'll be in South America next month, Chile, Argentina and Brazil. Has anyone experience of non-current US$ notes ?

    To be certain, I guess I should sell the older notes and buy new but that double transaction should make all MSE folk break into a sweat
    Originally posted by chiny

    My experience is from another continent but might be relevant...


    Cambodia uses US dollars for most transactions.


    At one point, just as I was ordering breakfast, I was told that the ten-dollar note I was trying to spend was obsolete and so could not be accepted. They refused to serve me since I did not have an alternative means of payment on me. Fortunately I was having a late breakfast: it took me all of three minutes to walk into a nearby bank and exchange it for a current ten-dollar note.
    • Preedyboi
    • By Preedyboi 8th Nov 18, 5:47 PM
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    In the USA they're not fussy about whether the notes are old or new. However outside the USA, especially in Asia, Africa, Burma, South America they are usually very fussy and insist on new notes!
    • benjus
    • By benjus 8th Nov 18, 8:11 PM
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    In the USA they're not fussy about whether the notes are old or new. However outside the USA, especially in Asia, Africa, Burma, South America they are usually very fussy and insist on new notes!
    Originally posted by Preedyboi
    In South America they are more concerned with the notes being absolutely impeccable with not even tiny tears to the corners. IME they aren't so bothered about which series they are from.
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    • chiny
    • By chiny 15th Dec 18, 4:31 PM
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    Back from my trip and I can report that there was no problem at all in using my old US notes. No-one worried over the slightly crinkled but undamaged, unmarked old US notes nor especially examined them.
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