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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 banksNárodná banka Slovenska
Exchange of circulation coins until30 June 20092 January 2014
Exchange of commemorative coins until30 June 2009unlimited
Exchange of banknotes until31 December 2009unlimited

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.

CountryExchange of banknotes untilExchange of coins until
Belgiumunlimited31 December 2004
Greece1 March 20121 March 2004
Spain31 December 202031 December 2020
France17 February 201217 February 2005
Italy6 December 20116 December 2011
Cyprus31 December 201731 December 2009
Luxembourgunlimited31 December 2004
Malta31 January 20181 February 2010
The Netherlands (1)1 January 20321 January 2007
Portugal28 February 202231 December 2002
Sloveniaunlimited31 December 2016
Slovakiaunlimited2 January 2014
Finland29 February 201229 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.