Posts Tagged ‘foreign coins’

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.


A Brief History of the Knights Templar

Posted on: June 9th, 2017 by Ian Stormnet

And London’s First bank…

Our knowledge of currency stems from the invention of trade between merchants. This was often trade between workmen, trading their services, goods or cattle.  However, the concept behind storing currency to those who could be trusted with others money was one that came about in the 1100’s. It was established by a group of men called the Knights Templar.


Who are the Knights Templar?

These groups of men were thought to be warrior monks that were highly faithful to their religion and the holy war and fancied themselves as loyal to their hierarchy. Their home was situation on Fleet Street in London, a place called Temple Church. This church still exists today and is not just known as the residency of the Knights Templar, but home to London’s first bank.

Why and how did they come to create London’s first bank?

The thought behind this idea came from the pilgrimage that the Knights were dedicated to: a voyage that took them thousands of miles from London to Jerusalem. They needed somewhere to store and exchange their money safely and trustfully and avoid taking large sums of cash from one end of Europe to the other. The idea was that they could store their money in London and withdraw it in Jerusalem, saving them from being burgled when carrying large amounts of cash and still being able to afford food ad resources for their journey.

How did it work?

Though not the same of banks today, which are typically ran by the government, these banks were thought to be ran privately, owned by the Pope and connected through Kings and Queens across Europe. This allowed some sense of security for the Knights. However, this was not just a typical exchange and transfer of money for its users, the bank provided financial services. The Templars acted as brokers, providing Kings and Queens with land through the means of loans and yearly payments. It is known that the Crown Jewels were kept there as a security loan for payments of small islands across Europe, similar to the pawn-brokers of today, although on a much larger scale (I have a feeling that the Queen has never popped down to her local pawn shop with the Crown Jewels for a house in the countryside!) Though this did not last forever and eventually the European order of this bank and others broke down by the 1300’s after the European Christians lost control of Jerusalem.


New Ventures

However, all is not lost. Though the Templar disbanded, an Italian merchant placed in Lyon, France, decided to buy and sell debt, becoming very rich. While the other merchants around him were laboring, trading their goods, this Italian merchant simply sat and waited for money to come to him. He would sell something called a ‘bill of exchange’ that could be recognised, not as money, but as a means of exchange for money in the Italian province of Florence – Many miles away from the small town in France where he resided. It eventually become a large network and as this network of bankers grew, they would meet every year at fairs in places such as Lyon to go through their books and settle any unwanted debts. From this model comes the credit card, a system that allows a simple piece of paper (or in today’s technology, a chip and pin card) to exchange credit for goods: a radical new system that was worth investing in.


This system did not come without mistrust and a band of hierarchy that became corrupt with power. Much like events we saw on Wall Street in the 80’s, banks and organisations alike across the world would come together in an effort to avoid paying tax and creating private money between the hierarchies that were untouchable by the government. The regulations of these banks have been tested time over by governments across the world, yet it seems that those holding the most power (and coincidently, the most debt) will always prevail. Even back in the 1300’s the Templars saw their fate as one of torture by the King, who had outstanding debts he couldn’t pay off. Instead of simply working with these men to sought restoration, he used his hierarchy to have them tortured and burned to death in order to claim back what he believed to be his.


Great minds think alike

This may have been a great new way to share and exchange money but back in China, several centuries earlier; the Tang dynasty used a similar format called “feiquan”. This can be translated to ‘flying money’. It was a system that allowed merchants to deposit their profits into a central office and then withdraw it in cash in the capital.

Although this is a great piece of British and European history, we won’t let you go through the hassle of long voyages or trading cattle for a simple credit exchange! At Cash4Coins we exchange your foreign currency… for cash! We can’t accept your Crown Jewels, but give us a call today if you would like to know more about how we can help you.





Old Irish Coins

Posted on: August 17th, 2012 by Ian Stormnet

Exchange old Irish coins and British coins into sterling today.

Like many people you may have a collection of old Irish coins lurking around the cupboards, loft or back of the sofa. And like many people you may think that these old coins may not have any value… but this is where you could be wrong!

Here at Cash 4 Coins we exchange old Irish coins as well as old British currency (such as pre-decimal and decimal coins) back into Sterling. Our service is fast, simple and secure and before you know it you could have exchanged your old Irish currency into cash!

What coins do we accept?

All old Irish coins and notes
All old British coins and notes
Pre-decimal coins and notes
All foreign coins
All pre-Euro coins and notes

All you need do is package up and send us your coins (for collections over 5kg we will collect FREE of Charge). Once we receive them we send a receipt to you and then sort and count the currency. Once this is complete we then e-mail you an offer to purchase the old Irish coins and if you accept we then send payment direct to your bank account. It really is that simple!

We have a number of convenient drop off points that you can use and we only charge a small fee for using these if your coins weigh under 5kg.  It really is the most effective and efficient way for you to change up your coins as the banks will not offer this type of service. Old Irish coins are no problem and we can also exchange old British coins if you have a collection of these lying around.  Keep a couple for old times’ sake and send the rest to us!  Our friendly and helpful team will sort, count and value your coins and if you agree to their valuation you could have your money in the bank within a couple of days!  We can transfer your money into your PayPal or bank account or you can also nominate a charity you would like to donate your money to.

And in the event that you don’t accept our offer we’ll return your coins back to you at our expense… so there is no risk. This is why we are the leading coin exchange business in the UK.

To send us your old irish coins or arrange for a collection please take a look at ‘How to send us coins‘. If you’d like to see why we are the UKs favourite foreign coin exchange business take a look at our customer comments page.

If you’d like to speak to us about exchanging old Irish coins and notes or would like some FREE help and advice on how to organise a collection for charity then we’d be only too pleased to help.  We have helped countless customers to make use of this money and we would be delighted to help you too.  And remember, you are under no obligation to accept our offer.  If you are not happy, and we think you will be, we will simply send you back your coins free of charge!

Exchange Pre Decimal Coins

Posted on: August 17th, 2012 by Ian Stormnet

Exchange pre decimal old Irish and British coins into sterling

Before decimalisation in 1971, there were different British and Irish coins each having its own value. The farthing, halfpenny, sixpence, crown and shilling were the most popular coins in existence. When these coins were phased out of circulation, many people were left with excess coins that could no longer be used. These coins were often saved and given to children for collection. People now want to exchange pre decimal coins for quick cash.

Cash4Coins exchanges these coins because many banks will not. Hanging on to coins that have no circulation value may be great for collectors, but many people want access to cash. The valuation of these coins can be made quickly and the sorting and counting is completed easily to come up with a fair offer for the pre-decimal coins. It is common for people to exchange pre decimal coins and use the money for savings or charitable donations.

If you have no use for your coin collection then why not pass it on to Cash4Coins? We exchange pre decimal coins that you might not have had time to use or exchange before they went out of circulation.  Keep a couple back as keepsakes and send the rest to our team for counting and sorting. We will arrange a valuation for your consideration and at no point are you under any obligation to accept this valuation. If you are not happy with the valuation we give you, we will simply send back your coins free of charge.

What else do you exchange?

Foreign coins and notes can be collected during trips and holidays. These can be kept as souvenirs or for the hope of returning again in the future. Exchanging this foreign currency is not an option at UK banks. Freeing up this currency is easy when exchanging for sterling at Cash4Coins. This can bring new life into old currency that cannot be used.

Gathering foreign notes and coins from friends or family members can increase the amount of cash that is received. People are often quick to get rid of foreign currencies that cannot be used. And remember that anyone can exchange pre decimal coins at Cash4Coins for easy cash.

To exchange pre decimal coins or arrange for a collection please take a look at ‘How to send us coins‘. If you’d like to see why we are the UKs favourite foreign coin exchange business take a look at our customer comments page.  We have helped individuals, churches, charities, schools and museums to make use of their otherwise worthless currency and we can do the same as you.  If you are a charity we can also help you to come up with some great fundraising ideas. Why not arrange a pre decimal coin collection or a foreign coin collection box.  This could be placed in a prominent position all year round allowing people to place their foreign coins and notes in when they return from holidays and business trips.  You’ll be amazed how much you can make in this way!

Change Foreign Coins

Posted on: August 16th, 2012 by Ian Stormnet

Change foreign coins and currency back into Sterling

In the UK you cannot change foreign coins back into Sterling at your local bank or bureau de change. This means that most of us have a foreign coin collection at home that we will never use, each year thousands of people return from their holidays with foreign coins. At we change foreign coins into cash so that your foreign coins don’t go to waste. In fact, British Airways recently estimated that there was a staggering £30m of leftover foreign coins in the UK alone!

Our service is fast simple and secure and that’s why we are the web’s most trusted brand to change foreign coins. You simply send us your coins (Above certain weights we’ll even collect your foreign coins for FREE – please go to ‘How to send us coins‘ for full details.) We then sort and count the currency, then pay you.

In the event that you don’t accept our offer then we’ll return your coins FREE of charge – so there is no risk. This is our 100% satisfaction guarantee.

What foreign coins to we accept?

ALL foreign coins
All foreign banknotes
Euro coins
Pre-Euro coins
Pre-Euro banknotes
British coins
Irish coins
Old pre-decimal coins and notes
Damaged and garbled coins


We will change foreign coins for private individuals, companies, groups and charities and offer great rates. Why not organise a collection for your Christmas party or for a local school, club or charity – it’s a great way of fundraising.

At cash4coins we use the latest counting and sorting technology to ensure accurate assessments of the value of your coins. Why not change foreign coins today and put the unwanted foreign currency to use.

You’ll also be pleased to hear that we offer FREE help and advice  on the best ways to make your collection a huge success. Contact us today!

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!

Donate Foreign Coins

Posted on: August 15th, 2012 by Ian Stormnet

Donate foreign coins to charity – do something good today!

You can now donate foreign coins to charity and make a real difference! At cash4coins we buy unwanted foreign coins – most people have spare foreign change left over from their holidays and this gets put in a drawer or change jar never to be seen again! UK banks don’t exchange foreign coins so even if you did try to change it you would not be able to. are different, we buy foreign coins and pay you via direct payment or Paypal (if you have a Paypal account) as well as cheque, which means that you can now donate foreign coins to charity. All you need to do is collect as many foreign coins as possible and then send them to us here at cash4coins and we will convert foreign currency into Sterling and donate the money to charity on your behalf.

You can specify the charity that you want to donate foreign coins to, it could even be a school, hospital, local club or team – the choice is entirely up to you.  Do you have a local charity that you wish to send your money to?  Just let us know their charity number and we will do the rest. You can also request the money to be sent to your own bank account should you wish to make your donation in person.

If you want to send us coins so you can make a charity donation then go to our page ‘How to send us coins‘ – to see what our customers are saying about us check our our comments page.

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

The good news is that we exchange ANY coins from Euros to Pesetas (and every currency in between) – we even exchange old British and Irish coins.  What foreign coins could you have hanging around your home?  Many of our customers tell us how surprised they were to find so many different coins.  If you have been on holiday recently or have currency leftover from holidays across the years, why not collect it all together and send it to us.  We will even collect it for free if it weighs over 5KG.  It really could not be easier to donate foreign coins to charity and we are here to help you.  We even count and sort your coins for you.  Do something good today.  Turn those unused and useless coins into something worthwhile for the charity of your choice!

Many of our customers collect coins as a fundraising activity, they get together with friends, colleagues, school friends and neighbours to collect foreign coins for charity. They then donate foreign coins to charity or a good cause by sending the coins to us here at – we change the money and send the payment to the charity on your behalf.

Call our charity team today to see how we can help you.

Convert Foreign Coins

Posted on: August 13th, 2012 by Ian Stormnet

The easy way to convert foreign coins into cash..

We convert foreign coins into Sterling, this means that you can at last get your foreign change (includes coins and notes) exchanged for UK currency instead of having it lying around going to waste! We convert foreign coins for many customers across the UK, for business, private individuals, hospitals, schools, local authorities and charities. You may want to send your collection in on your own or get together with friends, colleagues or relatives and send a bulk collection in. The more we receive the better the exchange rate on the foreign coins.

We exchange all foreign coins from the Euro to the Yen and literally everything in between. We even exchange old British and Irish coins and pre-decimal coins.  So, if you find a rather dusty jar full of old 50p, 10p or 5p coins, you know where you come.  Our service is easy to use and you could make a little extra money that you were otherwise not expecting.  At Cash4Coins we provide you with the service your bank won’t.

If you want to send us coins today then take a look at our page ‘How to send us coins‘.  It really couldn’t be easier and if your collection of coins weighs over a certain amount we will even come and collect them from you FREE of charge.  Now we can’t say fairer than that ! What’s more, if you are not happy with the valuation we provide you (we think you will be delighted) we will simply return your coins back to you free of charge.  As you can see, you really have nothing to lose!

Collecting foreign coins is a great way of fundraising as well, you could start a collection for your local school or club or favourite charity. Whatever you decide we promise to give you the best rate possible to turn those unwanted foreign coins into cash! This is just one of the reasons why we are the trusted partner for providing foreign coin services for lots of people like you.

UK banks don’t convert foreign coins – but at cash4coins we do! We buy all sorts of foreign coins and then send you payment via cheque or BACS payment into your account. So, don’t delay – start collecting your foreign coins today and turn them into cash.  You could even club together with friends to see if they have any foreign coins hanging around. If you’ve been on lots of foreign holidays or business trips it’s amazing how many coins you might find.  And with Cash4Coins ready to help, it really has never been easier or quicker to convert foreign coins.

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 want to see what people say about our ‘convert foreign coins’ service then take a look at our customer comments page. Contact us for more info and FREE help and advice.

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!


Convert Coins

Posted on: August 9th, 2012 by Ian Stormnet

Convert coins and notes into cash!

Convert coins into cash right now! At cash4coins we will convert your foreign coins into Sterling, something that the banks won’t do! This means that many of us have valid yet unusable foreign coins lying around that are just going to waste. We get foreign currency and convert coins into Sterling then pay you by electronic payment directly into your bank. (or via PayPal or cheque if preferred)

We exchange all foreign coins from the popular Euro through to the Yen and even old Pesetas. We also change old Irish and British currency. So if you have any old 5p, 10p or 50p pieces that you didn’t get a chance to exchange before the deadline, we can help. Why not take a look in old jars around the house to see what you have lying around. You might be surprised!

Our service is superfast and very simple:

You send us your foreign coins to convert.
We count and sort them
We make you an offer to buy (in the event that you don’t accept our offer we return the coins at our expense – so their is no risk to you)


If you accept our offer then we send you the money via bank transfer, PayPal or cheque. To see just how good our service is take a look at our customer comments page. And you are in no way obligated to accept our offer.  We leave that decision up to you but we think you will be absolutely delighted with the price we give you.

Above certain weights we’ll even collect your foreign coins for FREE – please go to ‘How to send us coins‘ for full details.  We give you a convenient service that the banks can’t and help you to turn your leftover or unused currency into money in the bank that you can use.  It’s simple, it’s quick and we are the best company to use.

You may want to convert coins from your own coin collection or maybe get a group of you together and convert a bulk amount. One of the most popular options is for people to collect coins for charity or maybe for a good cause such as a local school, hospital or club.

This is an excellent way of fundraising and we will convert coins into Sterling for you.  We also have a team on hand to help you with some great fundraising ideas for your charity.  You’ll be amazed at how much you can collect through a foreign coin collection and once you are done you can send your cash to us.  We can convert coins quickly and turn them into money you can use for new equipment or materials, a fun day out or simply leaving in the bank for when you need it the most.

If you have any questions relating to exchanging foreign coins or would like some help and advice on the best ways to organise a charity collection or even if you are a business who wants to convert coins into usable British currency then we’d be only too please to chat to you.