Foreign coins can often be exchanged for U.S. legal tender at currency exchanges in airports, foreign exchange companies, and large banks, according to USA Today. Not all of these institutions will provide exchange services for coins and those that do will often charge a fee for the transaction.
An additional method of exchanging foreign coins, according to the USA Today site, is to find other travelers heading to the country in which the foreign currency is used, and then trading with them directly for U.S currency. Coin dealers may be interested in purchasing the money as well, depending on their market value to collectors.Learn More
According to about.com, foreign currency can be exchanged for U.S. Dollars at banks, international airports, seaports, and some large hotels. Identification, such as a passport, may be required.Full Answer >
As of September 2014, torn dollar bills can be exchanged at any bank as long as more than one-half of the bill is still intact. If this is not the case, then the bill must be examined by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing.Full Answer >
Coins last for about 25 years before they are too worn down to remain in circulation, according to the U.S. Mint. Unusable coins are recycled, and the metal is reused in new coins.Full Answer >
To identify foreign paper currency, determine the country of origin and research denomination designs for that country. You need a website with pictures of every country's currency. Identifying the currency takes 20 minutes or less.Full Answer >