Currency Exchange

May 23rd, 2007, 02:30 AM
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Currency Exchange

Ok, here's one for the UK Fodorites....

Does anyone know where I can change Euro coins back to sterling? Neither my bank nor the PO will take anything but notes. I've quite a large sum in 2E pieces, so don't really want to hang onto them till my next trip if possible.....

RM67 is offline  
May 23rd, 2007, 02:46 AM
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you will not be able to change them as nowhere wants coins!!! sorry
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May 23rd, 2007, 02:59 AM
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A few suggestions:
Give them to charities
Sell them to someone going to Euroland soon
Use them in some BT payphones that take 50c, 1€ and 2€ coins (1€=60p)
Use coin conversion machines - seen on cross-channel ferries (terrible rate, like 1€=50p)
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May 23rd, 2007, 03:04 AM
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I put them in an envelope in my files next to my passport. With so many countries using the Euro, it will be nice to have a little change for the next trip.
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May 23rd, 2007, 04:53 AM
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I leave coins for tips worldwide.
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May 23rd, 2007, 10:44 AM
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Didn't know about the payphones, so thanks for that tip. 8-)

Managed to offload them at Thomas Cook Bureau de Change in the local travel agent this afternoon - not the greatest rate but apparently they'll take anything upward of 1E coins - so I'm happy with that result!
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