Exchanging national cash
Former national banknotes and coins, such as Deutsche Mark or Spanish pesetas, 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 be exchanged for euro, click on a country on the left-hand side of the screen and consult the time limits given in the table below. Several national central banks still exchange even older banknote series than those depicted.
Some central banks have set a time limit for the exchange of national banknotes and coins
|Country||Exchange of banknotes until||Exchange of coins until|
|Belgium||unlimited||31 December 2004|
|Greece||1 March 2012||1 March 2004|
|Spain||31 December 2020||31 December 2020|
|France||17 February 2012||17 February 2005|
|Italy||6 December 2011||6 December 2011|
|Cyprus||31 December 2017||31 December 2009|
|Luxembourg||unlimited||31 December 2004|
|Malta||31 January 2018||1 February 2010|
|The Netherlands (1)||1 January 2032||1 January 2007|
|Portugal||28 February 2022||31 December 2002|
|Slovenia||unlimited||31 December 2016|
|Slovakia||unlimited||2 January 2014|
|Finland||29 February 2012||29 February 2012|
(1) De Nederlandsche Bank will not exchange guilders in every case. Guilders obtained from commercial activities after 27 January 2002 will no longer be exchanged. For more information, please see the website of De Nederlandsche Bank.