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The easiest ways to exchange Spanish pesetas you have lying around

Posted on: November 20th, 2018 by Ian Stormnet

When Spain joined the eurozone back in 2002, the Spanish Peseta became illegal currency and obsolete. Over the years many other countries have joined the euro and many people are sitting on an amount of defunct foreign currency. Cash4Coins offer a simple facility to exchange Spanish pesetas and other obsolete foreign currency.

The average household in Britain has over £65 million worth of leftover foreign currency lying around in empty drawers.  Total this up and collectively this equates to a massive £1.8 billion sitting gathering dust. It should be noted this also includes all currencies, not just obsolete ones.

While this currency is now no longer legal tender, it is still worth something, even after all the time that has elapsed.  If you have any obsolete foreign currency including notes and coins, Cash4Coins will accept all this defunct currency and convert it back into cash. Many charities and fundraising organisations are now collecting leftover foreign currency to raise the much needed funds they require.

Pesetas are a popular leftover currency that most people tend to have, some even going back to 1970 up to the point Spain joined Europe. You have until 31st December 2020 to get rid of your Spanish pesetas so if you are travelling to Spain you can take them with you and exchange them at Spain’s central bank (Banco de España). If you are not going to Spain then we can exchange them for you.

We accept coins and notes from over 150 currencies from pesetas, francs, deutschmark, even old Irish notes.

Top 10 currencies gathering dust:

  1. Euros
  2. American Dollars
  3. Swiss Francs
  4. German deutschmarks
  5. Spanish pesetas
  6. French francs
  7. Italian lire
  8. Irish pounds
  9. Canadian dollars
  10. Australian dollars

When it comes to choosing how to exchange foreign coins and notes we know that you want a fast, simple, open and honest service – and that’s what you get with Cash 4 Coins. We are trusted by the public sector, national charities, banks, businesses, schools and hospitals to exchange foreign coins and (of course) to provide the best rates in the UK.

For your peace of mind we are registered under the Money Laundering Regulations (MLR) and our activities are regulated by HM Revenue & Customs. We are also proud to be a member of the IBNS, the International Bank Note Society.


Exchange Your Old Foreign Notes Today

Posted on: July 11th, 2017 by Ian Stormnet

Out of circulation? No problem! We can help you exchange them before it’s to late.

As the excitement for the next £5 note and £1 coin calms down, we look at when they are discontinued and what you can do to keep those penny’s safe so you can still get your money’s worth. As well as this, we will let you know what exactly is old but still exchangeable for now, so you still have time to get your soon to be expired coins and notes into us.

UK £5 Notes

As you’re probably aware, the change-over in fiver’s from paper to plastic saw the UK going into meltdown… Literally. The so-called indestructible plastic note that saw people trying to tear, melt and even use them to play through a vinyl player! However, you may not be aware that the old beloved fiver note has now been discontinued. Do not fear, we are still happy to exchange these for you!

Cypriot Pounds

Now, you may be less familiar with the news that the Cypriot pounds will no longer be accepted after 31st December 2017. If you have holidayed abroad to the beautiful country of Cyrpus in the last 9 years, you may be aware that the Cypriot Pound was swapped for the Euro in 2008. Now, if you happen to find a few of these lying around in old suitcase, under the sofa or in the ‘junk’ drawer then please don’t forget to contact us before December 31st!


Spanish Pesetas

Whilst this one is a little less urgent, it is still crucial you get your left over Spanish Pesetas before December 31st 2020 (that gives you 2 and a half years of rummaging!) The Spanish Peseta has changed considerably over the years with a changeover in the 1980’s from old chunky notes, to notes that were designed around a modern era and had features such as the security thread and florescent fibres, as well as the large engraved images of history figureheads. However, these were changed again in the early 90’s, introducing American figureheads on to their currency as well as Spanish, to celebrate the fifth centenary anniversary of the discovery of ‘modern’ American. These notes included even more security features, including that of the advanced lithographic ink. This ink helps to detect fraud when an ultraviolet light is placed over them. They even had a feature added that helped people with impaired vision to distinguish the notes through embossed marks. These advanced notes then paved way for the new Euro notes that were introduced into Spain in 2002.


Using this as a gentle reminder, get searching and collecting those unused, unwanted coins and notes and send them over to us whilst you still have time! If you have any queries, feel free to get in touch with us at Cash4Coins so we can help you get the most out of your exchange.

Exchange Dollar Banknotes

Posted on: August 2nd, 2012 by Ian Stormnet

Exchange Dollar banknotes into Sterling the easy way!

If you want to exchange dollar banknotes into sterling then we can help! Here at Cash4Coins we exchange foreign banknotes, pre-Euro notes and foreign coins back into Sterling. Many UK banks will not accept low denomination currency such as 1 Dollar bills and notes – Our service means that you can now exchange unwanted US dollars, Canadian Dollars and cents back into Sterling by using our fast and simple service. We provide services for individuals, companies, banks, hospitals, schools and charities who want to monetize leftover currency and Dollar banknotes.

If you are a frequent traveller, you probably have lots of US or Canadian notes tucked away. These notes can often sit forgotten in old money wallets or in the same place as you keep your wallet.  You may even have a special place where you keep your old foreign notes. Collect these together, and your coins too, because we can exchange dollar banknotes for you with ease. It’s never been easier or cheaper to turn your practically useless notes into Sterling that you can use almost immediately.

Simply send your notes and coins to Cash4Coins and we will do the rest – we even sort and count your coins for you so no sitting on the floor or at a table painstakingly counting out your coins yourself!  Our customers come back to us time and time again because they know what a quick and convenient service we provide.  Over the years, we have helped charities, companies and individuals to really get the most from their currency. Exchange dollar banknotes the easy way today!

If you want to exchange dollar banknotes then simply send them to us in the post (see our page ‘how to send us coins‘ for full details), we then count and sort them and e-mail you a valuation (which you can decline and have the currency returned at OUR expense) – if you accept our valuation we will then deposit the funds directly into your bank account or pay you via PayPal (whichever is more convenient for you).

These are just a few reasons why we are THE trusted foreign coin exchange business in the UK.

So why sit on those foreign US or Canadian dollars or cents when we’ll happily exchange dollar banknotes and coins back into sterling? Maybe you want to do a fundraising collection with your friends or work colleagues or get together with your local club or PTA and organise a collection – whatever you decide we’ll happily exchange dollar banknotes as well as any coins (or any notes) back into cash Sterling.

Go to the ‘How to send us coins‘ page to see how simple the process is and exchange Dollar banknotes today!

If you’d like any help or advice on how to exchange dollar banknotes, or if you’d just like some hints and tips on the best ways to organise a charity collection then our team are standing by to help you. Please get in touch… we’d love to help.

Exchange Euro Notes

Posted on: August 2nd, 2012 by Ian Stormnet

Exchange Euro notes for CASH!

Here at Cash4Coins we can exchange Euro notes back into Sterling. Because UK banks have a minimum handling charges for foreign bank notes and coins it means that sometimes they will not exchange smaller denomination notes and in particular foreign Euro coins and cents.  We make it easier than ever to collect together that cash and exchange it for money that you can use.  Think about what you could do with that money – money that is otherwise sitting going to waste.

If you have any foreign currency and in particular Euro coins, cents and Euro bank notes then we’ll exchange these back into Sterling for you. Why just have Euro notes and coins just sitting there in your change jar or junk drawer when you can exchange euro notes and coins into cash today!  We have helped many people across the UK to get the most from their cash and we can exchange euro notes of any denomination. It’s all part of the service here at Cash4Coins.

Many charities (both national and local) as well as hospitals, businesses and banks use our foreign coin and banknote exchange services. We are trusted to deliver accurate valuations and of course great rates. Our payment is lightning fast – from acceptance, payment is often in the recipient’s bank within 1 hour.

The process is really easy….

Step 1 – package up your notes and coins securely and send them to us

Step 2 – we sort and count your currency and e-mail you an offer

Step 3 – if you accept the offer we transfer the money into your bank account

You can see details of how to send us your euro notes on the ‘How to send us coins‘ page

The process is fast, simple and easy and if you don’t accept our offer we’ll send you your euro notes and coins back via secure post at OUR EXPENSE. So why not exchange Euro notes into cash right now…?  After all, they are not doing anything for you whilst they are tucked away in an old wallet or sitting in a drawer.

You really have nothing to lose.  You do not have to accept our valuation and if you don’t we will send your money back to you. There is no obligation and absolutely no hidden charges. We are one of the easiest money exchange services to use when you want to exchange euro notes and we can assist you right now.

If you have any questions on how to exchange Euro notes and coins into cash then our team are on hand to help. We can provide valuable advice as well as hints and tips on the best way to organise a collection and maximise your return. Our business team are on hand for organisations who are looking to monetize or accept Euro payments.  Whether you have notes or coins that you wish to exchange we can help. We offer currency exchange for all currencies and can give you a great deal on changing euro notes into Sterling that you can use.