Posts Tagged ‘leftover coins’

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.

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!

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!

Bureau De Change

Posted on: August 16th, 2012 by Ian Stormnet

Cash 4 Coins bureau de change style service

At cash4coins we operate a unique bureau de change style service, we will buy your foreign coins – something that UK banks and other bureau de change companies won’t do. We all know that many of us have a collection of foreign coins lying around that never get exchanged back into Sterling. Our Bureau de Change style service means that you can now exchange those unwanted foreign coins back into a currency of your choice.

You may want to organise a coin collection between friends or work colleagues, maybe you’d like to collect foreign coins as a fundraising idea for charity. Whatever you decide you can use our cash4coins bureau de change style service to exchange your foreign coins.  We offer the service that the banks won’t and we can convert your coins into cash you can use before you know it.

Our service is super fast, easy and simple to use. You send us your foreign coins and notes (see how to do this on our page: How to send us coins ) or if you have over 3KGs of coins then we’ll collect for FREE using our secure courier service.  It really couldn’t be easier and our friendly team is standing by right now to assist you if you need help. You can also read lots of advice in our FAQ section.

Once your currency is received we count and sort it and then make you an offer to buy. If you accept we’ll make payment directly to your bank (or via PayPal or Cheque). In the event that you don’t accept our offer then we will return your coins and notes FREE of charge – this is our 100% satisfaction guarantee.

We accept all foreign coins, and you don’t even have to sort them! We inspect each and every coin to assess the value. We even take old British and Irish coins as well as pre-decimal coins.  That’s right, if you have old 50p, 10p or 5p coins lurking around, you can simply collect them all to us to sort and count for you.  Remember, you don’t have to accept our offer, but if you do, we could deposit your cash into your bank or PayPal account very quickly for you.  That’s money that is hanging around doing nothing suddenly converted into cash you can spend!

If you’d like to see what other people are saying that have used us then please take a look at our customers comments page, we’re sure you’ll agree that our customer care is second to none. This is what differentiates Cash4Coins.

If you’d like to use our foreign coin bureau de change style service then please contact us – we’d love to hear from you.  Our service is fast, friendly and easy to understand and we have helped countless customers to make use out of their leftover currency or old currency. Send us your coins today and you could be enjoying a little (or a lot of) extra money in your bank account to spend as you wish.

Coins For Cash

Posted on: August 8th, 2012 by Ian Stormnet

Change your foreign coins for cash with us…

We buy foreign coins for cash! If you have any unwanted foreign coins lying around don’t let them go to waste, collect them and send them to us and we’ll change them for you. UK banks do not change foreign coins for cash but we will! We buy foreign coins and send you payment in the form of direct electronic  payment into your bank. We can also pay via PayPal as well as cheque if required.

We exchange all coins such as Euros, Yen, Pesetas, Swiss Francs and Dollars – we even change old British and Irish coins.  Why not take a look around your house now to see what foreign coins you have just sitting around and doing nothing?  We can help you to turn this morning into money in the bank to spend on anything you like.  It really could not be easier.

Our coins for cash service is second to none and many of our customers get together with friends and relatives to collect foreign coins and then send us a bulk consignment. You may want to collect coins for cash for your local school, hospital or charity. It’s one of the best fundraising ideas around and very successful for charities. Why not start collecting foreign coins for cash today.

Coins for cash the easy way

The process is very fast and simple…

1. Package up your foreign coins and notes (we even accept old UK and Irish currency) and send to us. (see how to do this on the page ‘How to send us coins‘)

2. We sort and count the coins and e-mail you an offer to buy them.

3. If you accept our offer then we’ll pay you via direct bank transfer, PayPal or cheque. It really is that simple. (in the event that you don’t accept then we will return your foreign currency for FREE – this is our 100% satisfaction guarantee)

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 to exchange your coins for cash then contact us today. We’d love to help you.  We have helped countless customers to change their leftover currency and we could help you to do the same. Just look at what some of our customers are saying about us in our customer comments section.  Whether you are a charity, a school, museum or hospital or you have just returned from a foreign holiday or business trip, we can help you to spend that money on something you really want or need.

Exchange coins for cash the easy way with Cash4Coins. We are on hand to help with any amount of coins and if they weigh over 5KG we will arrange collection of them for FREE.  And we’ll get a valuation to you as quickly as possible for you to consider at your leisure. There is absolutely no obligation but we think you will be nothing short of delighted with our valuation.