If you like to plan ahead and want to exchange currency in the U.S., your bank or credit union will be your best bet. They have access to the best exchange rates and usually charge fewer fees than exchange bureaus. Most big banks sell foreign currency to customers in person at a local branch.
Where can I donate leftover foreign currency?
Give Coins to Charity
UNICEF accepts unused foreign currency as a donation, thanks to their Change For Good promotion. Currently, ten international airlines support the Change for Good program. This global program has generated more than $174 million to be used by the charity.
What can you do with leftover currencies?
Donate your change to charity.
Before hauling a bag of coins to the airport, call to confirm with either your airline or airport that they collect for charity. If you don’t manage to donate the money on your trip, you can donate your leftover currency at home to both UNICEF in the US and the March of Dimes in Canada.
Do banks take old foreign currency?
A small number of bureaux in the UK – including Leftover Currency, natch, and Unused Travel Money – allow you to exchange some expired currencies, though the rate you’ll get can vary hugely. Much depends on whether the pre-euro currency can still be exchanged at the central bank of the country that issued them.
Is my old foreign currency worth anything?
Most foreign coins aren’t worth more than their face value, but old (more than 100 years old) and rare coins could be worth a lot of money. … Keep in mind, too, that a modern foreign coin can be valuable—as legal tender or if it is a rare collectible, like a limited-edition commemorative coin.
Can you cash in foreign currency?
You can easily exchange or cash in foreign currency at a local bank, at a currency exchange business at an airport or at a coin dealership in your area. Depending on how old your money is, it might be worth more as a collectible than its face value.
What banks will exchange foreign currency?
Currency Exchange at Banks
|Citigroup||no fee offers online ordering $5 fee (except for CitiGold and Citi Priority Account Package) free delivery to branch|
|PNC||no fee must exchange at branch|
|TD Bank||no fee must exchange at branch|
|U.S. Bank||redirects to Travelex, a foreign-exchange provider|
Does Coinstar exchange foreign currency?
Use a Coin Star coin vending machine to exchange your foreign coins before you leave the country. Coin Star has thousands of locations worldwide. You can opt for a coins-to-cash exchange and then bring your bills to the airport for further exchange. You may also do a money transfer.