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Central Bank in pledge to continue punt exchange
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13 Sep 2022 / ireland Print

Central Bank in pledge to continue punt exchange

The Central Bank of Ireland has confirmed that it continues to exchange old Irish pound notes or coins for euro, and has no plans to withdraw this service.

The regulator has said that people find old Irish money all the time, and may not even realise they or a family member had it. 

Old pounds for euro

Director of Currency at the Central Bank Bernard Sheridan said: “The Central Bank of Ireland offers an exchange service for old Irish pound notes or coins, and for damaged euro notes and coins. 

“To avail of this you can send your old or damaged notes and coins by registered post to our Currency Centre, or by making an appointment to visit us in person in North Wall Quay in Dublin.”

The Central Bank website has full details on the exchange process.

Sterling exchange

The regulator has recently had several queries about exchanging the sterling banknotes that are to be withdrawn by the Bank of England on 30 September.

The Central Bank of Ireland does not exchange any foreign currency, but the Bank of England website includes full details on how to exchange old sterling notes before the withdrawal date.

“We would urge people to check any sterling notes they may have and make sure they exchange them before 30 September,” Sheridan said.

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