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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.

Charity Coin Collection

Posted on: August 15th, 2012 by Ian Stormnet

The easy way to turn coins into cash with a charity coin collection…

Charity coin collections are a great way to raise funds for your local club, school, hospital and charity. Many people use our service to exchange foreign coins into cash. It’s a very popular way to raise money and one of the most effective of all the charity coin collections.

If you want to get together with friends and work colleagues you can quickly collect a large amount of foreign currency to exchange into Sterling. So if you want an easy way to build a significant coin collection then simply get a group of people together and make some money for charity! And because people don’t mind donating what are practically useless old coins it means that your charity benefits even more!

We work with many of the UKs leading charities to generate valuable income for them. Our service is fast, simple and secure.

  1. Send us your foreign coins (see our page ‘How to send us coins‘)
  2. We sort and count the coins
  3. We pay you in Sterling

We’ll even collect for FREE if your currency is over a certain weight – please see our page ‘How to send us coins‘ for more information.

We have a special fundraising team that can give you some great ideas that will make your charity coin collection even more successful. Why not make up posters showing all the flags of the world and a matching collection tin so that people know what coins you are collecting.  We mean it when we say that we exchange all foreign coins so don’t worry if you end up with lots of diverse or unusual coins in your tin.

And remember, we do all the counting and sorting for you saving you the effort of doing it yourself. Our team is ready now to receive your coins and to give you a valuation.  You don’t have to accept our valuation but in our experience we don’t end up sending many coins back to customers. They are usually delighted with the valuation they have received for their charity coin collection that would otherwise be useless.

Like most other charities in the UK you are probably always looking out for that next big money making fundraising idea. Well, a charity coin collection can be a real money spinner for you and our team is on hand now to show you just how lucrative it can be.  Speak to us today about some of the many charities we have helped.

Unfortunately UK banks will not change foreign coins into Sterling but we will. If you want the easiest charity coin collection method then simply send your currency to us and we’ll do the rest. These are just a few reasons why we’re the UKs trusted foreign coin exchange service.

We’ll sort and count your coins and then send you payment by Bacs, PayPal (or cheque)… It really is the easy way to turn coins into cash. Simply go to our page ‘How to send us coins‘ and you’ll see just how simple and fast it is.

Exchange Foreign Coins Service

Posted on: August 9th, 2012 by Ian Stormnet

Exchange foreign coins service – the UK’s No1 coin exchange…

Here at cash4coins we provide an exchange foreign coins service that banks won’t. Many of us have foreign cash and currency at home that we never use – mostly from holidays and trips abroad. Why let them go to waste? We buy foreign coins and banknotes and then send you payment!

It’s also a great fundraising idea and one of the best ways to raise money for charity or your local school, hospital or club! Just think of all the good you can do by using our exchange foreign coins service – it’s very effective and everybody has got a foreign coin collection of some sort. We exchange all coins such as Euros, Yen and Dollars and anything in between…. we even exchange old British and Irish coins as well as the old pre-decimal coins.

If you thought that large collection of foreign coins you had was going to sit doing nothing for the rest of eternity, you’d be wrong!  You see we offer you a service that the bank simply cannot match.  They know that it is not cost effective for them to offer an exchange foreign coins service. At Cash4Coins we make our living on exchanging the coins you no longer need and it’s a service that has collectively netted our customers thousands of pounds. Why not send your coins to us for a valuation?  We offer a reliable, fast and convenient exchange foreign coins service and we would be delighted to help.

It’s very easy to exchange foreign coins with us…

Send us your foreign currency (you can even send us old Irish and British currency). – If you’d like to send coins right now see our page ‘How to send us coins’.

We sort and count the foreign coins and notes and send you an offer to buy. (if you don’t accept our offer we return the foreign coins for FREE).

We pay you by direct bank transfer, PayPal or cheque. It really is that simple.

This is why we are the UK’s favourite foreign coin exchange service!

Above certain weights we’ll even collect your foreign coins for FREE – please go to ‘How to send us coins‘ for full details.

Don’t delay, empty that ‘change jar’ check in the junk drawer and the back of the sofa!! Start collecting the foreign currency and then exchange foreign coins.

We offer FREE help and advice for businesses and fundraisers, so if you’d like to make your collection more effective then please give us a call.  Remember we sort your coins for you and do all the counting so there is no need for you to sit at the table losing count whilst you do it yourself. It’s all part of the service here at Cash4Coins and it’s a service that is becoming more and more popular. Whether you have old British or Irish currency or you have leftover foreign coins, we can help to turn that money into something you can use – cold hard cash in your bank account in a matter of days!