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    Changing money, lots of 2p's 1p's etc

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    Hi guys
    Basically want to change some money, got like nearly a full 4.5L whiskey bottle full of coins, 1p's 2p's, 5p's and more.
    Can you change them at a bank?
    Where is the best way to do this?
    Don't particularly want to change them at a costly basis.

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    we take ours to sainsburys they have a machine you pour it in and get a voucher to take to till and they give u it in notes, i think its 7p for every £1 changed

    you can take them to a bank but you will need to bag them up first, all 1p then all 2p and so on, they will weigh them for you if it is quiet in the bank, so try go when it is less busy..

    Tesco, Asda has these coin machines which gives out notes.

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    Supermarkets have those machines that take them. You get a receipt aand collect the money at the till

    i think banks and post offices charge, if you dont have an account there, dont quote me on it tho. have you not got a machine in yr asda? think they are 7p in the pound :thumbsup:

    michelleleemoo;5212014

    i think banks and post offices charge, if you dont have an account there, … i think banks and post offices charge, if you dont have an account there, dont quote me on it tho. have you not got a machine in yr asda? think they are 7p in the pound :thumbsup:



    Yeah 7.9p and you get a cash voucher which you can spend or exchange for cash

    Don't know if they still do,but some HSBC banks have machines that give out the amount you put in,if you have an account with them.

    Banks can charge, and I think Post offices charge, but I was told you can pay bills at the Post Office using coins, providing they are bagged up of course.

    1p's and 2p's stop being legal tender at 20pence worth and shops (and post offices too) do not have to accept over this amount.

    COINS:

    Coins are legal tender throughout the United Kingdom for the following amount:
    £2 - for any amount
    £1 - for any amount
    50p - for any amount not exceeding £10
    20p - for any amount not exceeding £10
    10p - for any amount not exceeding £5
    5p - for any amount not exceeding £5
    2p - for any amount not exceeding 20p
    1p - for any amount not exceeding 20p

    my local P.O dosent charge but will only change less than £20,
    your bank will change free of charge
    some corner shops change them too but again only small amounts.
    or theres them machines in supermarkets which previous posts have mentioned

    Original Poster Banned

    ill prob just take them to a machine then.
    7.9p isnt too bad per £1, theres prob nearly £100 or more there.

    banks only charge if you don't have an account with them. also some banks/building societies won't take coins at all (nationwide for one) i regularly pay coins into my barclays account. i save all my coins at the end of the day and put them in a jar, when its full i pay it into my account and use it for holiday savings. its usually bout £120 - £150 worth at a time

    harlzter;5212120

    1p's and 2p's stop being legal tender at 20pence worth and shops (and … 1p's and 2p's stop being legal tender at 20pence worth and shops (and post offices too) do not have to accept over this amount.COINS:Coins are legal tender throughout the United Kingdom for the following amount:£2 - for any amount£1 - for any amount50p - for any amount not exceeding £1020p - for any amount not exceeding £1010p - for any amount not exceeding £55p - for any amount not exceeding £52p - for any amount not exceeding 20p1p - for any amount not exceeding 20p



    REALLY? interesting. where's info from please?

    hippoface;5212140

    ill prob just take them to a machine then.7.9p isnt too bad per £1, … ill prob just take them to a machine then.7.9p isnt too bad per £1, theres prob nearly £100 or more there.



    You may be suprised ours was mainly 1's 2's and fives and weighed in to £280 odd cash (not a whiskey bottle - plastic parking meter but probably similar volume)

    Most banks will only accept a certain amount of bags each day (generally around 5)

    michelleleemoo;5212161

    REALLY? interesting. where's info from please?


    Sounds like you are dubious of that claim:p
    I'd trust the site I read it on to be accurate though seeing as its the ][COLOR=Blue]ROYAL MINT!![/COLOR]

    harlzter;5212246

    Sounds like you are dubious of that claim:pI'd trust the site I read it … Sounds like you are dubious of that claim:pI'd trust the site I read it on to be accurate though seeing as its the ][COLOR=Blue]ROYAL MINT!![/COLOR]



    no, definately not dubious just totally suprised, thought it was bull that shops used so as not to accept change :oops: defo good to know, thanks harlz :thumbsup:

    harlzter;5212246

    Sounds like you are dubious of that claim:pI'd trust the site I read it … Sounds like you are dubious of that claim:pI'd trust the site I read it on to be accurate though seeing as its the ][COLOR=Blue]ROYAL MINT!![/COLOR]




    i didnt know this either its good to know on the site it says
    BANK OF ENGLAND NOTES:

    In England and Wales the £5, £10, £20 and £50 notes are legal tender for payment of any amount. However, they are not legal tender in Scotland and Northern Ireland.

    i know the above is english notes but
    what is the law on england shops taking scotish notes i know alot of places arnt happy to take them do thay have to ??

    SABJ;5212309

    i didnt know this either its good to know on the site it says BANK OF … i didnt know this either its good to know on the site it says BANK OF ENGLAND NOTES:In England and Wales the £5, £10, £20 and £50 notes are legal tender for payment of any amount. However, they are not legal tender in Scotland and Northern Ireland.i know the above is english notes but what is the law on england shops taking scotish notes i know alot of places arnt happy to take them do thay have to ??



    sometimes they dont take our superior money but it is legal tender

    bigbob909;5212341

    sometimes they dont take our superior money but it is legal tender


    is that right or are you missing the whole thing here?
    english money isn't legal tender in scotland yet scots still accept it
    id be surprised to find that scottish money was legal tender in england as they often dont accept it.


    on topic - buy a cheap sorter, every time you fill that bottle it becomes cheaper.
    If you have 100quid or so as suggested then you are paying 8 quid to sort at supermarket, think you can get sorters for 10-20quid so would pay for itself...eventually

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    brilly;5212956

    is that right or are you missing the whole thing here?english money isn't … is that right or are you missing the whole thing here?english money isn't legal tender in scotland yet scots still accept itid be surprised to find that scottish money was legal tender in england as they often dont accept it.on topic - buy a cheap sorter, every time you fill that bottle it becomes cheaper.If you have 100quid or so as suggested then you are paying 8 quid to sort at supermarket, think you can get sorters for 10-20quid so would pay for itself...eventually



    What do you mean a sorter
    Sorry being a bit thick here.
    Will rep everyone for replies given!

    this type of thing:
    argos.co.uk/sta…htm
    that is if you cant be bothered sorting them - if you can, then i have walked into my branch and said ' id like to pay in some bags' and handed em over.

    Whats wrong with them like ?

    Original Poster Banned

    did it at sainsbury's so all sorted now
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