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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.


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!

Change German Deutsche Marks

Posted on: August 17th, 2012 by Ian Stormnet

Change German Deutsche Marks into cash today!

Since Germany changed from the Deutsche Mark to the Euro there has been a surplus of Marks in circulation that have not been changed into cash. There are many people in the UK and Europe who have lots of unwanted foreign coins and currency including German Marks that they cannot exchange because banks do not accept foreign coins and low denomination notes. Even bureau de change operations and shops don’t accept foreign coins.

This means that there are many people who want to change German Deutsche Marks into cash but simply can’t. This means that there are thousands of pounds worth of old German currency that is going to waste.  If you know you have lots of German currency that you cannot spend, why not let Cash4Coins help you?  We have years of experience in exchanging German Deutsche Marks and can change them into any currency of your choice.

However, here at Cash4Coins we change German Deutsche Marks back into Sterling which means that you can now exchange those old German Marks back into usable cash! In fact we will exchange any foreign coins or notes – we will even exchange old UK coins and old Irish coins back into Sterling.

The process is fast, easy and secure and that’s why we are the UKs No 1 in exchanging foreign coins. All you need do is download our form on the page ‘how to send us coins‘ and enclose it with your currency. The great news is that if you have more than 5KGs of coins we’ll even collect using our secure national couriers for FREE. Once we have received your coins we’ll count and sort them then make you an offer to buy. If you accept then we’ll make payment either directly to your bank, via PayPal or cheque. In the event that you don’t accept our offer we’ll return your coins FREE of charge – so there is nothing to lose!

These are just a few reasons why people change German Deutsche Marks with us at Cash4Coins. We exchange German Marks for private individuals, charities, hospitals, airlines, retail operations, schools and clubs – if you want to see what our customers are saying about us then please take a look at our customer comments page.

If you’d like to change German Deutsche Marks then please contact us – we’d love to hear from you.  We have helped so many people to make the most of their available money by exchanging the foreign coins they have at home that would otherwise be going to waste. Our process is so simple – you send us your coins, we count and sort them and then we send you our no obligation valuation. If you would like to accept our valuation we will deposit the money in your bank account as quickly as possible.  We can pay by BACS and we can also deposit the money owing to you into your PayPal account.  It really is that simple!  Take a look at Cash4Coins today and see how much money you could make through our handy foreign coin exchange service.

Exchange Swiss Francs

Posted on: August 17th, 2012 by Ian Stormnet

Exchange Swiss Francs into Pounds Sterling or Euros…

If you have left over Swiss Francs that you can’t change into Sterling then use our service at Cash 4 Coins. We exchange Swiss Francs back into £GBP – our service is fast and easy to use and you get to change that unwanted currency into useful Sterling!

To see just how simple it is please take a loom at the simple step by step guide on the page ‘How to send us your coins‘  Our aim is to make it as easy as possible for our customers to exchange Swiss Francs into Sterling or the currency they desire. We can also change Euros into Sterling and old British coins into US dollars.  The choice really is yours!

The bank will obviously not change obsolete coins into Sterling or any other currency for you, but we can.  For the banks, this is a huge logistical undertaking and not really worth their while, but because we specialise in the exchange of Swiss Francs and many other currencies we are always happy to help.  In fact, our team has a vast knowledge of coins in circulation now and also those that are no longer legal tender.  Whether you have old Swiss Francs or obsolete British or Irish coins, we can help you to make use of this otherwise useless money.

As you’d imagine the Swiss Franc is the currency of Switzerland but not many people know that it’s also the currency of Liechtenstein. Liechtenstein is also allowed to mint it’s own coins, however this is only usually done for special occasions and commemorations. The Swiss Franc has traditionally been on of the worlds most stable currencies to to the fact that 40% of the currency in general circulation is covered by gold reserves.

The Swiss Franc was unregulated up until half way through the 19th century and was often perceived as complex and variable. This is because many areas within the country produced their own versions of the coins as well as private banks producing their own banknotes.

Many people have collected various foreign coins and banknotes over the years from holidays and work trips abroad – UK Banks will not change the coins back into Sterling so people are left with unused and worthless foreign currency sat in a ‘change jar’ or ‘junk drawer’. However our service will liberate your unwanted coins and turn them into cold hard cash! We work with all currencies and will exchange Swiss Francs, Euro coins and notes, US and Canadian Dollars, Krona, Pesetas and in fact any currency.

So if you’ve collected a load of Swiss Francs from trips to Switzerland and want to get some money for them then use our foreign currency buying service. We will exchange Swiss Francs and turn them into £ for you.  Why not take a look around your home now or club together with friends and family to exchange Swiss Francs in the most convenient way possible.  Turn this worthless metal into money in the bank that you can use!

Sell Foreign Coins

Posted on: August 15th, 2012 by Ian Stormnet

Why not sell foreign coins to us today – it’s fast and simple!

Don’t let your unwanted foreign coins go to waste, instead why not sell foreign coins to us here at cash4coins. We will buy your discarded foreign currency and convert it into Sterling for you. Banks in the UK won’t exchange foreign coins which leaves thousands of people stuck with money from holidays that they can’t convert back to Sterling.

The process is fast, simple and secure. Here’s how:

  1. Send us your foreign coins (to see how to do this go to ‘How to send us coins‘)
  2. We process, sort and count your coins and make you an offer to buy them.
  3. If you accept the offer we pay you via bank transfer, Paypal or cheque! It’s that simple!

We also offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee – if you don’t accept our offer we’ll return your coins at our expense.

Above certain weights we’ll even collect your foreign coins for FREE – please go to ‘How to send us coins‘ for full details.  We have a number of drop off points conveniently situated too to make it easier than ever for you to sell foreign coins to us.

Our service is second to none and this is why we have hundreds of satisfied customers – just check out our customer comments page to see what people are saying about us.  We have helped individuals with leftover holiday money, charities, hospitals, schools and museums to make use of the coins that nobody wants or can use any more.

We accept all coins and currency, from the Euro to the Yen, the Dollar to the Peseta and everything in between – we’ll even change your old British and Irish Currency AND even pre-decimal coins.  Our team of coin experts can quickly sort and count your coins for you and send you a competitive valuation.  You do not have to accept this valuation, but if you do, you could have your money in your bank account or PayPal account very quickly.  And if you don’t like the price we give you, we will simply send back your coins free of charge.  So you see, you really have nothing to lose!

Instead of being stuck with foreign currency sell foreign coins to us. You may want to organise a collection of coins for charity or for a local good cause, whatever you do sell foreign coins to us for the best possible rates and super-fast payment. We buy foreign coins on behalf of UK business and charities, so don’t delay – sell foreign coins to us and reap the rewards right now.

If you’d like any help or ideas for fundraising then please don’t hesitate to contact our team for FREE advice.  We can help you with fundraising ideas and tell you how our service works.  We offer convenient and quick service and will get your coin valuation to you as quickly as we can.  Why not speak to our team now?  We would be delighted to help you turn that worthless currency into money you can use!

Buy Foreign Coins

Posted on: August 15th, 2012 by Ian Stormnet

We buy foreign coins for CASH!

We buy foreign coins and we buy foreign banknotes and exchange them for Sterling. We offer a unique Bureau de Change style service that UK banks don’t offer. Most of us have a foreign coin collection that has been consigned to the drawer or change jar never to be used again! We can help by offering to buy foreign coins from you, whether you are a private individual, company, charity or school – in fact we buy foreign coins from anyone.

The reason the banks do not offer a service to buy foreign coins is that it simply costs them too much to count, sort and repatriate the money to its country of origin. But at cash4coins we offer a specialist service that does exactly that.  We will count and sort the coins that you send to us and then send you a valuation for you to consider at your leisure.  It really could not be easier to arrange and we buy foreign coins of any denomination and from any country. Take a look at the coins you have at home and see how much money you could make. You really have nothing to lose!

No only do we buy foreign coins (everything from Euros and Pesetas and everything in between) but we also buy old British and Irish coins as well as pre-decimal currency.

What we buy:

ALL Foreign coins
ALL Foreign banknotes
Old British coins
Old Irish coins
Pre-decimal coins
Pre-Euro coins
Pre-Euro banknotes


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

If you’d like us to buy foreign coins from you then simply go to our page ‘How to send us coins’- If you’d like to see just how good our service is then check out our customer comments page.

Here are just a few reasons why we’re the UK’s trusted foreign coin exchange brand:

We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee
We offer lightening fast payment (under 2 hours)
We are trusted by banks, hospitals, schools and charities
We offer FREE collection
We offer FREE drop off

You may want to collect foreign change on behalf of your chosen charity or good cause. This is a great fundraising idea and one which many of our customers use to great effect and the benefit of their chosen charity. You could start collecting them now – remember you cannot change foreign coins at the bank, however you can with cash4coins as we buy foreign coins.

Contact us today… we are here to help.  In fact, we have helped countless customers to make money from the coins that would otherwise just sit around doing nothing for years of end. It really is a win win situation.  You get to clear out lots of old coins and you make money from it. We would be delighted to tell you more about our service if you have any questions so speak to us today to find out more about why we buy foreign coins and how much your coins could be worth.


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!


Exchange Coins

Posted on: August 9th, 2012 by Ian Stormnet

Exchange coins into Sterling…

At cash4coins we will exchange coins and convert them into Sterling currency for you. We all have foreign change and foreign coins lying around from holidays abroad and business trips. Why not exchange coins with cash4coins and convert the leftover foreign money into UK currency right now!

Banks will not exchange coins and convert them into UK currency. However, we will. We buy foreign currency in the form of coins and will pay you in Sterling, which means that you can at last get some value from your foreign change collection.  Why leave your foreign coins sitting around collecting dust when we can exchange coins into Sterling for you. It’s quick, it’s fast and it’s convenient.

We exchange all coins such as Euro, Dollars, Yen, Pesetas and everything in between – we even exchange old British and Irish coins!  Have you got any old British coins that you didn’t have a chance to exchange before the deadline?  If you do, we can change them for you. That might be music to your ears if you have jars and jars of coins that you thought were useless.

Above certain weights we’ll even collect your foreign coins for FREE – please go to ‘How to send us coins‘ for full details.  We do all the counting and sorting saving you the trouble of doing it yourself.

Many of our customers exchange coins as a fundraising idea for charity or for their local school, hospital or club. Collecting foreign coins is a very simple and effective way of fundraising and can be carried out by almost anybody. Just collect the coins and send them to us, we will sort, count and collate the coins and then pay you in Sterling via cheque or directly into your bank account by BACS or by Paypal (if you have a Paypal account).

For many businesses these days times are tough. And for those that accept (either willingly or unknowingly) foreign coins then this can make a difference to cashflow. The good news is that we help lots of businesses monetise foreign coins that were previously useless. For example you may be a shop, bar or restaurant in a busy tourist destination such as London, a local authority or tourist attraction that gets foreign coins through normal daily operations or an airport or airline. Whatever your situation we can help you with your foreign coins. Contact our team today for help.

Don’t let all that foreign currency go to waste use the cash4coins service to exchange coins now.  We would be delighted to assist you and our friendly team is on hand to help you with your questions. It’s never been easier to exchange coins for Sterling and we are the company to help. Remember, this is a service that the bank cannot help you with, but we make it easier than ever.  Turn that old currency or foreign currency into money that can work for you.  A night out, a shopping spree or simply extra money to pay the bills – this is what our many customers are doing with their Cash4Coins money.