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June 13, 2021
9:23 am
pooreva
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I have few USA coins (about US$6 in total).
Does anybody have an idea how to exchange them for paper money?
Does anybody need US change?
No, I do not plan to visit US anytime soon...

June 13, 2021
10:07 am
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Drop it in 1 of those guide dog boxes at a local store.It will certainly go to a worthy cause.

June 13, 2021
5:03 pm
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At the International level in major airports, they used to have boxes into which one could drop unwanted coins and bills. I don't know if they still have them as I haven't been there in quite a while. I believe the money went to UNICEF or similar.

June 13, 2021
7:56 pm
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If we're talking only $6. Do you buy items with cash? If so, make the change, the American change. It's legal tender.

If we were talking 60 American dollars, i would get that exchanged.

June 13, 2021
10:30 pm
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I would keep them in case a friend or family member needs to visit the US in the future.

For one trip to the US, I had problems getting low denomination US$ money for small purchases, like a souvenir or a snack. I was not amused that two F/X places could only offer me US$50 and US$100 bills. As if I was going to buy a chocolate bar while in the US with a US$50 bill!

June 14, 2021
9:54 am
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Lots of Canadians keep a US Coin jar - I certainly do. (Currently $3.66) I haven't been to the US for quite a while, but I get or use the US cash when visitors come from the US.

I can exchange US coin for their US dollars.

Or I can act as my friends' exchange broker for small amounts they need to swap for Canadian cash, splitting the day's buy/sell rates. That way I can get US cash (that I can put in my US dollar account) and they get a better rate buying their Canadian cash. I like to keep about $200 in US paper cash for petty-cash needs.
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June 15, 2021
8:52 am
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pooreva said

I have few USA coins (about US$6 in total).
Does anybody have an idea how to exchange them for paper money?
Does anybody need US change?

No, I do not plan to visit US anytime soon...  

    ~ Same here ~

In my younger days, I lived down there for Twelve *&^%$# years. And that was 'Way More' than enough. sf-confused

They can have it ... I'll Never be going back ❗

    Dean

sf-cool " Live Long And Prosper " sf-cool

June 15, 2021
11:18 am
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Dean said

They can have it ... I'll Never be going back ❗

Dean you sound like Quint, "i'll never put on a life jacket again."

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