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UK Households Unearth More Than £3.79 Billion in Lost Change & Foreign Currency Each Year

Posted on: July 6th, 2017 by Ian Stormnet

A UK study has revealed that the average British home harbours more than £140 in “lost” UK sterling and foreign change. The sides of the sofa, clothing pockets and the back of drawers are the most likely areas to uncover forgotten cash. 


New research has found that Britons have three different types of foreign currency at home from previous trips abroad at any one time. Euros, US Dollars and Turkish Lira were revealed as the most common kinds of international notes and coins unknowingly hidden in the average UK property. 

The team at polled 2,948 British adults aged 18 and over as part of the study into hidden finances of the average UK home. Participants polled were spread evenly across each of the UK regions, with all those taking part currently renting or owning their own property. 

Firstly, all respondents were asked how often they found loose change (UK or foreign notes and coins) in unexpected areas of their home, with the vast majority (93%) admitting that this happened to them on weekly basis. When these individuals were then asked to estimate how much was found during each discovery, the average amount emerged as £2.70, equating to £140.40 over the course of a year. Taking into account the total number of households within the UK (27.1 million*) this would equate to £3.79 billion found across the entirety of British homes each year. 

Everyone taking part was then given an extensive list of possible answers and asked to state the areas that they’d previously uncovered forgotten change (coins and/or notes) in their homes, with the five most common answers emerging as follows: 

1.       Down the side of a sofa/under cushions – 72%

2.       Inside clothes pockets – 64%

3.       At the back of drawers – 49%

4.       Under the bed – 22%

5.       Inside pots and/or ornaments (e.g. vases) – 16%

Participants were given the option of ‘other’ in order to add in some of the more unusual locations they’d found hidden change in their homes. From this, researchers uncovered that a total of nine participants had found loose change hidden in a pet’s bed, while seven respondents managed to retrieve money that had been dropped into their toilet bowl. 

When asked if foreign currency from travelling abroad had been amongst the loose change found around their home within the last year, more than three quarters of respondents (77%) admitted that it had been. Of these, the majority (84%) stated that they’d forgotten they had the currency following their return from foreign trips, as there wasn’t enough to convert back into UK sterling. The most common foreign currencies unearthed in UK homes emerged as Euros (78%), US Dollars (23%) and Turkish Lira (19%).

Kirsty O’Sullivan, spokesperson for, said:

“Finding a little unexpected treasure at the bottom of your sock drawer or down the side of your sofa can be a thrill – depending on how much you discover.” 

And with that, we encourage you to have a rummage behind your sofas, under the bed and definitely under where ‘X’ marks the spot in your garden (who knew that was there?). And if you happen to come across those coins that you have no use for, then why not give us a call, so we can help you shift that unwanted currency!

Easy Way To Change Euro Coins

Posted on: August 17th, 2012 by Ian Stormnet

Fast and easy way to exchange euro coins from the UKs No1

If you’re looking for an easy way to change Euro coins and unwanted foreign currency, then Cash4Coins can help. We have a team of fully trained staff who are always on hand to answer all of your questions and assist you with any ideas you may have for raising funds for charities, organisations or just cashing in your holiday money!

Many people will find lots of unwanted foreign currency and out of date currency lying around the house and are perhaps unsure of what to do with it. Most banks will not exchange the loose change due to the high costs they incur in doing so. That can be a bit of a shock when you have spent time counting and sorting your coins only to be told by the bank teller that your money is no good there!

The good news is that Cash4Coins will be very happy to exchange your Euro coins for you. We can exchange any currency into Sterling for you or indeed into any other currency of your choice. We offer preferential rates and if you send us your coins today you could have money in your bank account or PayPal account before you know it!

Our procedure is very straight forward and really is the easy way to change Euro coins and loose foreign change. Once you have collected together your unwanted coins you simply send them to us at Cash4Coins where they will be counted and recounted to ensure you receive maximum value for them. We will then send you an offer and once you accept the offer we have a very fast and efficient payment method, which can either be paid via BAC’s Paypal or Cheque.

What’s more if you are not entirely satisfied with the offer we make we will return the coins at no cost to yourself.

What coins we accept:

All foreign coins and notes
All Euro coins and notes
Pre-Euro coins and notes
Old Irish coins
Old British coins
Pre-decimal coins

To see what our customers say about us then go to our comments page. And if you’d like to send us coins today then go to our ‘How to send us coins‘ page.  We have helped countless people in the UK and abroad to make use of their once useless coins. Whether you are in the US and stuck with lots of British currency or you need an easy way to change Euro coins after a European trip, our team is always happy to assist.

So if you are looking for an easy way to change Euro coins contact us today and let us help you change your unwanted coins into cash.  We make the process so easy and you can drop your coins off at many of our local outlets. We give you the service that the banks won’t and our team is standing by now to accept, sort and count your coins for you today.  Don’t let those coins go to waste when you could have the money in your bank account.

Exchange Euro Cents

Posted on: August 16th, 2012 by Ian Stormnet

Exchange Euro cents and coins into Sterling

If you have a load of left over holiday money that you want to change back into Sterling then contact the experts here at Cash4Coins. We help thousands of people like you change their unwanted foreign coins and notes back into cash. Because UK banks will not change foreign coins into Sterling many people have a pocketful of worthless currency. However, we can help – if you send us your foreign coins and notes we’ll change them back into Sterling (or any other currency). So if you want to exchange Euro cents for example just send them to us and we’ll count and sort them and then send you payment – it really is that simple.

To see how to send us your currency simply go to the ‘How to send us coins‘ page…. here you’ll see just how easy the process is to exchange euro cents back into sterling… why not try us out today? We’ll even collect your coins for FREE over certain weights – see ‘How to send us coins‘ for more info.

If you’d like to see some of the excellent reviews we get for our great rates and customer service then take a look at our customer comments page. Here you will see the many glowing testimonials we have had for our service. If you are thinking you will not get a good deal from Cash4Coins you only have to view our comments to see that this simply is not the case.  So many of our customers have been delighted with the valuation we have given them – remember, this is money that you otherwise will not or cannot use so why not put it to good use in your bank account?

A lot of our customers will collect with friends and colleagues for maybe a school or local club – it’s a great way to raise some extra funds and the process is very easy. Once you send us your coins we’ll count and sort them and provide a valuation (which you can decline and have the currency returned FREE of charge) – if you like what we offer we’ll then send you payment directly to your bank (and usually in under an hour!). So, if you’d like to get some value from your unwanted coins and notes then exchange Euro cents with Cash4Coins today.

We make it simple and convenient to exchange Euro cents so if you have lots of these tiny coins dotted around the house, collect them all together. We don’t even require you to count them out or sort them into same coin bags as we do all of the hard work for you.  Our team will get back to you as quickly as possible with a fair valuation and give you all the time you need to consider that valuation.  If you are happy with the price we give you, we will get to work on depositing your money in your bank account or your PayPal account.  So why not exchange your Euro cents today with Cash4Coins.  What have you got to lose?