Since the introduction of the euro in 2002, you may wonder how much you have left in old guilders, francs and German marks. You may find old money in the attic that you have saved after a vacation. You may also own old coins or old notes as part of a collection. If you have in safekeeping old notes and coins, you may not need to take out a loan after all as you can actually earn from these very old notes and coins.
OLD DOLLAR BILLS WORTH MONEY
The value of old money depends on 4 factors. Read about it further below.
1. Money that Was Recently in Circulation
Do you still have Dutch banknotes from the time of the guilder? The value of old money from the time before the introduction of the euro is still the same. The best way to exchange that old money is at the Nederlandsche Bank. These old banknotes are exchanged for a value of 0.45378 euros per guilder. For an old 100-guilder note, you can expect around 45 euros. Unlike a money exchange office, De Nederlandsche Bank does not charge costs for exchanging old money.
Old banknotes from other euro countries can be exchanged at the central banks of those countries. Keep that in mind when you go on vacation to France, Belgium or Germany for example. Unfortunately, coins are no longer exchangeable in most euro countries.
At the moment there is still a lot of old currency dust to collect in attics and cupboards. There are millions of banknotes and coins that have never been returned.
2. The ‘Age’ of the Old Mint or the Ticket
Old coins and banknotes from 100 years ago are of course worth much more than the guilders or francs in circulation just before the euro was introduced. A medieval or Roman coin is so rare that it has historical value for collectors.
Does the old coin have a date? Then you know about how old he is. But until a few hundred years ago, coins usually had no date. Then you need an expert who can tell you where and when the coin was minted.
3. The Condition of the Old Money
Is the coin damaged or relatively intact? The older the coin, the greater the chance that it has been damaged by use or oxidation. If you find an old coin from hundreds of years ago that is still in good condition, then this coin has much more value.
4. The Rarity of the Currency or the Note
value of old money – selling the value of old money also depends on the number that still exists. Some coins or bills are old and in good condition, but not rare. It is possible that other collectors have the same type of coin or banknote. This can happen, for example, with coins and banknotes, many of which were made in the past when they were in circulation.
If you want to know the value of old money, you can ask a coin dealer, jeweler, or a gold dealer. If they are interested you can also immediately sell the old coins or notes. But it can also be wise to keep the old money. The value of old money is steadily increasing every year. Old coins or banknotes are a good long-term investment: you can easily keep them, they are portable, and you can sell them at any time. That makes old money a stable and liquid investment.