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Exchanging national cash

Former national banknotes and coins, such as Deutsche Mark, can in most cases still be exchanged for euro. This is done only by the national central banks. The ECB does not exchange any banknotes or coins.

To see which banknotes can still be exchanged for euro, click on the country name in the table below and consult the time limits given. Several national central banks still exchange even older banknote series than those depicted.

Time limits

Some central banks have set a time limit for the exchange of national banknotes and coins

Time limits
Country Exchange of banknotes until Exchange of coins until
Austria unlimited unlimited
Belgium unlimited 31 December 2004
Croatiaunlimited31 December 2025
Cyprus 31 December 2017 31 December 2009
Estonia unlimited unlimited
Finland 29 February 2012 29 February 2012
France 17 February 2012 17 February 2005
Germany unlimited unlimited
Greece 1 March 2012 1 March 2004
Ireland unlimited unlimited
Italy 6 December 2011 6 December 2011
Latvia unlimited unlimited
Lithuania unlimited unlimited
Luxembourg unlimited 31 December 2004
Malta 31 January 2018 1 February 2010
Netherlands 1 January 2032(1) 1 January 2007
Portugal 28 February 2022 31 December 2002
Slovenia unlimited 3 January 2017
Slovakia unlimited 2 January 2014
Spain 30 June 2021 30 June 2021
(1) De Nederlandsche Bank does not exchange guilders obtained from commercial activities after 27 January 2002. For more information, please see the website of De Nederlandsche Bank.

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