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Foreign Coin History

Posted on: August 25th, 2012 by Ian Stormnet

Foreign coin history

Foreign coin history is an interesting subject as they were the earliest form of money and have survived the test of time to be still used today. Despite credit and debit cards accounting for a huge amount of transactions (especially online) the humble coin still plays an important part in our day-to-day monetary system.

In the Western World it’s estimated that coins were invented around 700 BC – it’s thought that they were originated in Aegina Island. Coins nowadays are quite complex in their make-up however early coins were also made up of a number of combined metals such as electrum combined with silver and copper. Electrum itself is a light yellow coloured metal that contains a mix of both silver and gold.

Roman and Greek coins are very popular with collectors. The Byzantine Empire was prolific when it came to coin production, their coins would depict emperors and the Christian cross.

When it comes to foreign coins that were cast instead of hammered then we can go all the way back to the 11th Century to see samples. Tong Bei coins was commonplace with the Han Dynasty and the Warring States Period.

It’s interesting to note that in the same way that different animals had different ‘trade’ values (such as a cow being worth more than a chicken) then this was mirrored in the production of some coins. Some early coins for example were shaped the same as various animals (such as a cow).

As with many foreign coins today they are and were predominantly round, however there were a few that were square in shape. It was also common for many coins to have a hole in the middle so they could be threaded on a piece of string. This you can still see today with some Asian coins and coins from the Nordic region.

Gold and silver features heavily throughout the history of foreign coins, from the colour that we see today through to some coins containing various levels of these precious metals. The earliest pure gold and silver coins date back to the 7th Century and are the gold Dinar and silver Dirham.

Interestingly the most valuable gold coin in the world is the 1933 Gold Double Eagle which sold for an incredible $7.5 million back in 2002. This coins has a very interesting history on it’s own and you can read more here:

For many of us who go abroad or accept foreign coins as part of a business or charity then you’ll know that they can’t be changed at a bank. However, we offer a fast, efficient and easy way to exchange foreign coins. If you have any foreign or old coins that you’d like to exchange then please go to our page ‘How to send us coins‘.  We make it simple and fast to get your coins changed and we even sort and count them for you saving you even more time.  We give you the service that the bank won’t and we would be delighted to give you assistance with your leftover coins.

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.

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!


Foreign Coin Dealers

Posted on: August 4th, 2012 by Ian Stormnet

Cash4Coins – Leading foreign coins dealers in the UK

Here at Cash 4 Coins we specialise in exchanging foreign coins into Sterling. We will accept any coin, note or currency and our service is fast, efficient and friendly. If you are looking for foreign coin dealers in the UK then why not give us a try today.  At Cash4Coins we understand the frustration of our customers when they go to their local bank to exchange their foreign coins. The bad news is that banks and building societies are not foreign coin dealers and would rather not get involved in the coin exchange process.  And that’s why we started Cash4Coins!

We can release the value in those unwanted foreign coins that you have got lying around the house of office. As UK banks and bureau de change operations do NOT exchange foreign coins back into £GBP there is a lot of currency that is effectively worthless. In addition, other currencies, such as the Spanish Peseta is no longer legal tender so this means that many currencies are obsolete.

The good news is that as one of the leading foreign coin dealers we guarantee to buy ANY foreign currency, even the obsolete ones like Spanish Pesetas. Of course we also deal in current currencies such as the Euro, Swiss Franc, Dollar and so on – so whatever you have just send it to us and we’ll pay you in Sterling. We’ll even buy old British and Irish coins as well any pre-decimal coinage.

Our service is very easy to use.

Send us your foreign coins (we’ll collect if they are over 5kg)
We count and sort all the coins and make you an offer to buy them (If you’re not happy with the offer we will return the coins at our expense)
We pay you (either via direct transfer in under 1 hour or via PayPal or cheque)


It’s that easy!  If you are looking for a foreign coin dealer that cares about your custom and giving you the best rate for your foreign coins, you have come to the right place.  We want you to get the very best deal, but if you are not happy with the valuation we give you, you can simply let us know and we will send your coins back to you – no questions asked and absolutely FREE of charge!

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

So, if you’re looking for a way to get some value from those unwanted foreign coins and notes then contact THE foreign coin dealers – Cash4Coins.  We can change any foreign currency and change those unused coins and notes into money that you can use. That money will be transferred to your bank account once you have agreed to our valuation.

Why not take a look at home right now to see which coins you have available. As one of the UK’s leading foreign coin dealers you can trust us to give you a fair price and excellent service.

Foreign Coin Buyer

Posted on: August 4th, 2012 by Ian Stormnet

Foreign Coin Buyer – we buy ANY foreign currency

There are thousands of people with leftover change and holiday money that is sitting unused around the house or office. Up until now it is very difficult to exchange this foreign currency back into Sterling as Bureau de Changes and UK banks will not accept overseas coins – not even the Euro. At Cash 4 Coins we are different! We are a foreign coin buyer who will purchase ANY foreign coins and notes (even obsolete ones like Spanish Pesetas) and pay you in Sterling.

We will even buy old British and Irish coins as well as any pre-decimal coins and notes.  So, if you have old 50p coins hanging around, and many people do, we would be very happy to exchange these for you.  It really couldn’t be easier to exchange your foreign coins and we would be delighted to take them off of your hands and give you a great rate.  Your bank cannot help you as there is not any incentive for them to do so – they do not want the hassle of sorting, counting and repatriating these coins and therefore do not advertise themselves as a foreign coin buyer.  Cash4Coins on the other hand specialises in this service and can exchange any foreign currency into Sterling.

Our service is fast, friendly and efficient and we can leverage value out of your unwanted foreign coins. Many people will collect coins with friends or colleagues and it’s a great way to raise money for your favourite charity, local school or club. As a foreign coin buyer we deal with lots of different currencies and amounts and always try to provide a fair valuation. The process of sorting old and foreign coins is complex and involves a lot of man-hours. This means that you are able to send us mixed coins and be happy in the knowledge that we will count and sort each and every coin.

To send us your coins and notes simply go to the page ‘How to send us coins

The great news is that if you are not happy with our valuation then we’ll send your coins back to you at our expense! So we can guarantee 100% satisfaction. This is one of the reasons why we’re the chosen partner for many UK charities both large and small.

So, whether you have been on holiday, a business trip or you have had lots of foreign coins donated to your charity or organisation, we can help to turn those coins into cash you can use right away.  It’s never been easier to exchange these coins and we can handle any coins of any denomination.  If you want to ask any questions or find out more about our convenient service, call your friendly foreign coin buyer today at Cash4Coins.

To exchange your foreign coins and notes contact Cash4Coins – the leading foreign coin buyer.

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

Foreign Coin School Collections

Posted on: August 2nd, 2012 by Ian Stormnet

Foreign coin school collections – the easy fundraising choice

All schools need to raise well needed extra funds for deserving school projects. A great way to do this is to organise foreign coin school collections, it’s simple to do and a very effective method of raising money for your school. Many of our clients have regular school collections of foreign coins, we then buy the foreign coins and convert them into Sterling and pay the school via cheque or BACS payment directly into their bank account.

If you have over 5kg of coins we’ll even collect them for FREE!

As you will know many of the parents and friends of your school will have holidays or trips abroad and consequently they will have come home with spare foreign coins that they have not been able to exchange back in to Sterling. Most of the time this money is put in the ‘change jar’ or a drawer, never to be seen or used again! This is a great opportunity for your school to take advantage of this fact and put the unwanted foreign coins to good use at your school.

We’re trusted by lots of schools like yours to help raise valuable funds, here’s some recent comments:

“Cash 4 Coins is an excellent service that allows schools to easily convert old coins into valuable cash! Their service is quick and efficient and hassle-free. This is a top class service.”

Matthew – Sheringham Woodfields School, Norfolk.

“Cash 4 coins was an excellent fundraiser for us. It involved minimal work on the school’s part and we raised £400 to put towards a swing in our playground. Parents also found it a useful way to get rid of unwanted coins!”

Gemma Bicocchi (Class Teacher) – Kingswells Primary School, Aberdeen.

Organise your foreign coin school collections today and use those leftover foreign coins for the benefit of the school. We buy foreign coins at the best rates so start collecting leftover foreign coins right now.  Remember, your bank probably won’t be interested in exchanging your foreign coin school collections.  That’s why our service is so invaluable to our customers. They now that they can send their coins to us and that we will send them a valuation quickly and without any problems.  We will even collect your coins from you if you have enough so get your coins together today!

If you are a member of your schools’ PTA then collecting foreign coins is a great way to raise money for your school. Why not have a special foreign coin collecting tin or announce foreign coin school collections through your next newsletter?  We have heard lots of good things from our customers after they have collected foreign coins from parents and other teachers. It really is a great way to get a little bit of extra cash for your school.  If you have any questions, our friendly team will be delighted to help you.

For more information please contact our fundraising team on 0161 635 0000 ( or take a look at our page ‘How to send us coins‘ for more info.

Foreign Coin Charity Collections

Posted on: August 2nd, 2012 by Ian Stormnet

Foreign coin charity collections

Foreign coin charity collections are a great way of fundraising and collecting foreign coins for charity is simple and very effective. If you represent a UK charity then why not get your customers to donate their leftover foreign coins to your charity. Many people return from trips abroad with a pocket full of change that they are never going to use again, and as banks will not exchange foreign coins the foreign currency goes to waste! You can harness this money and put it to good use for your charity by organising a charity collection of foreign coins.

Send us your foreign coin charity collections and we will sort the foreign currency and count the money and then provide you with payment either via cheque or BACS directly into your charity bank account. We are trusted by both national and local charities as well as banks, businesses, hospitals, schools and individuals. We offer excellent rates and super-fast payment.

FREE collection – we’ll even sort and count your coins

For certain weights we’ll collect for FREE or provide a subsidised collection service. You can see more info on our page ‘How to send us coins‘  We don’t want you to be inconvenienced at all when sending in your coins and we’ll do all the hard work for you.  If you were worried that you would have to count out your foreign coins, don’t be as we do all the sorting and counting for you. That leaves you free to get on with the running and administration of your charity.

Don’t delay, there are thousands of foreign coins that are sitting there ready to be used by your UK charity RIGHT NOW! Organise your foreign coin charity collection today and get those unwanted foreign coins working for your charity or good cause today. Think about what you could spend all of that lovely Sterling on.  New equipment,  a fun day out or simply money put away in the bank for when you need it – that’s the great thing about using Cash4Coins. Check out our service today.

We’ve helped some big name charities to make the most of their money

A number of our customers also donate their coins to a chosen charity such as Cancer Research UK, the British Heart Foundation or the NSPCC. We can donate the funds from your collection on your behalf and provide a receipt from the charity with the amount donated. This is a very popular choice for a lot of clients. Alternatively we can post you a cheque (free for charities) where you have got a local charity branch as opposed to the main charity HQ.

Please take a minute to read our customer comments page where you’ll see the feedback from individuals, companies and charities that we help. If you have any questions then our charity fund-raising team will be delighted to help you.  You can use our service whenever you like.  So why not arrange foreign coin charity donations today to see how much you could make?

Exchange Mixed Foreign Coins

Posted on: July 31st, 2012 by Ian Stormnet

Exchange mixed foreign coins and notes today…

For many people left over foreign coins and notes just sit in a drawer or change jar as they can’t be exchanged back into Sterling. It is estimated that there is millions of pounds in foreign coins that is basically worthless as it can’t be changed. However, here at cash4coins we will exchange mixed foreign coins and notes back into Sterling.

The foreign coin exchange service your bank doesn’t offer

We guarantee that if you asked your bank to exchange mixed foreign coins they would not help. But at cash4coins we offer fast, versatile and friendly service and you could have your money in your bank very quickly. That’s money you can spend how you like it. That’s much better than a useless jar of coins collecting dust on your shelf!

Our satisfied customers come back to us time and time again

We have many satisfied customers who have sent in their foreign currency for exchange and the great news is that we’ll exchange ANY currency, coin or note back into £GBP (or any other currency). This means that you can convert those unwanted foreign coins into cash! Just check out our customer comments to see why we are trusted by organisations, charities, businesses and individuals to exchange foreign coins into cash.

Many people exchange mixed foreign coins with us and it’s a good idea to club together with friends or colleagues and organise a charity coin collection so you can raise funds for your school, charity or local club.

Free collection service

Our service is fast, simple and secure and we’ll even collect your currency for FREE over certain weights – see our page ‘How to send us coins‘ for full details.

We can offer you a super-fast service and super-fast payment. Once our offer is accepted your payment is usually in your bank account in under 1 hour. In the unlikely event that you don’t accept our offer then we’ll return your coins at our expense. This is our 100% satisfaction guarantee and one of the reasons why we are the UKs favourite foreign coin exchange brands.

Remember, we exchange ANY currency for ANY alternative currency. If you have a lot of Euro coins knocking around and you want them exchanged for dollars, no problem. If you want to exchange mixed foreign coins into GBP just let us know.  We want you to be absolutely delighted with our service which is why we try to be as flexible as we can when it comes to exchanging your coins. Why not have a look around your home now to see what treasures you can find. If you travel a fair deal you’ll be surprised what you might have tucked away.

So why have that useless leftover currency sat there doing nothing when you can exchange mixed foreign coins into cash. Contact us or why not try us out by sending your mixed foreign coins to us. Our rates are superb and our service is second to none.

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