Exchanging banknotes and coins after the dual circulation period

Following Slovakia’s adoption of the euro on 1 January 2009, there was a period of dual circulation of the Slovak koruna and euro that ended on 16 January 2009.

The time limits for exchanging Slovak koruna banknotes, coins and commemorative coins for euro – at a fixed conversion rate of €1 = SKK 30.1260 and free of charge – are as follows:

 Commercial banks
Národná banka Slovenska
Exchange of circulation coins until
30 June 2009
2 January 2014
Exchange of commemorative coins until 30 June 2009 unlimited
Exchange of banknotes until
31 December 2009  unlimited

As regards the exchange of legacy banknotes and coins by other euro area central banks, the time limits set by these banks are shown in the table below. Please note that central banks only exchange the currency of their own country.

Country Exchange of banknotes until Exchange of coins until
Belgium unlimited 31 December 2004
Germany unlimited unlimited
Estonia unlimited unlimited
Ireland unlimited unlimited
Greece 1 March 2012 1 March 2004
Spain 31 December 2020 31 December 2020
France 17 February 2012 17 February 2005
Italy 6 December 2011 6 December 2011
Cyprus 31 December 2017 31 December 2009
Latvia unlimited unlimited
Lithuania unlimited unlimited
Luxembourg unlimited 31 December 2004
Malta 31 January 2018 1 February 2010
The Netherlands (1) 1 January 2032 1 January 2007
Austria unlimited unlimited
Portugal 28 February 2022 31 December 2002
Slovenia unlimited 31 December 2016
Slovakia unlimited 2 January 2014
Finland 29 February 2012

29 February 2012

Source: European Central Bank.

(1) De Nederlandsche Bank will not exchange guilders in every case. Guilders obtained from commercial activities after 27 January 2002 will no longer be exchanged. For more information, please see the website of De Nederlandsche Bank.