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Escudo banknotes

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Escudo banknotes

Is it still possible to exchange the old Escudo bank notes for euros

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1. Re: Escudo banknotes

What do you have? I think the exchange rate at the start was 200.482 to one euro. But the cafes gave you 100 to a euro. So a coffee that cost 180 escudos suddenly the next day cost about 2 euros. In 2011, you could still exchange them at the Bank of Portugal. I recall watching a old woman get coins in change from some sort of machine and she got some 1$ coins which immediately threw on the ground, and I picked up. So I do have some old coins but no bills.

Edited: 01 July 2014, 17:36
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2. Re: Escudo banknotes

According to Banco de Portugal (the only one where that's possible) "It is no longer possible to exchange coins, exchange deadline expired on 31 December 2002. However, the Escudo banknotes can always be exchanged within 20 years from the date of the series to which the banknote belongs."

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3. Re: Escudo banknotes

No, hope you don't have too many.

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