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Postby Naughtyned » Tue Jul 29, 2008 6:02 pm

I have some Cypriot pounds left from previous holidays to Cyprus, now that the Euro is in place are these still used in Cyprus? If not can they be exchanged in Cyprus for Euros?
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Postby Smiler Brian » Tue Jul 29, 2008 7:24 pm

The banks will change them for you at the official rate. In March while in Limassol I was amazed to see "dealers" selling recent Cyprus Pounds on the Sunday market for several times the official rate. Older ones were very expensive , they wanted €20 for a 250 Mil note!
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Re: Cypriot pounds question

Postby Bill » Tue Jul 29, 2008 8:34 pm

Naughtyned wrote:I have some Cypriot pounds left from previous holidays to Cyprus, now that the Euro is in place are these still used in Cyprus? If not can they be exchanged in Cyprus for Euros?


Up to the end of June you could change your Cyprus pounds at any bank ~ I've been told that you can only change it at a main branch now ~ info received from my local BOC branch

So it's still possible , you just have to find the main branch.

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Postby Naughtyned » Wed Jul 30, 2008 1:23 am

Thanks for the replies guys, much appreciated.
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Postby Sotos » Wed Jul 30, 2008 3:06 pm

So it's still possible , you just have to find the main branch.

the main branch of each commercial bank or the Central Bank of Cyprus?
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Postby SSBubbles » Wed Jul 30, 2008 5:12 pm

Sotos wrote:
So it's still possible , you just have to find the main branch.

the main branch of each commercial bank or the Central Bank of Cyprus?



I am fairly certain that it is just the Central Bank of Cyprus Soto

I had a few pounds and coins leftover too. I forgot about the June deadline (even though a forumer had notified me of such on a different thread!) and tried to take them to the bank at the beginning of July! It is not worth my while driving to Nicosia (petrol and carbon footprint) so I am just going to donate them to the 'Red Cross' who have collection points in Carrefour supermarkets. Not sure what the RC will do, but if it helps..................
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