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What to do with my penny jar full of Polish coins?


WarsawNoob 14 | 24  
8 Oct 2008 /  #1
I have a jar full of coins, mostly 20gr or less. Are there any banks in Warsaw that will give you pln notes for them?
ukpolska  
8 Oct 2008 /  #2
Of course they "should", but what banks should do and what they actually do are two different things, be prepared for verbal abuse to outright insults...
ShelleyS 14 | 2,893  
8 Oct 2008 /  #3
Can't you get the little coin bags and sort it out and then take it?

ukpolska

They dont look that pleased to see you in the UK banks either :))
miranda  
8 Oct 2008 /  #4
I have a jar full of coins, mostly 20gr or less. Are there any banks in Warsaw that will give you pln notes for them?

give it to homeless people. It will save you some time on making the rolls (it takes forever) unless you are a teacher and have your students help you with them.

Good luck.
Wroclaw 44 | 5,369  
8 Oct 2008 /  #5
I have a jar full of coins, mostly 20gr or less. Are there any banks in Warsaw that will give you pln notes for them?

It would be easier to get rid of it at a local shop (5-10zl at a time). Or maybe a post office.

Do banks in Poland deal in small-change ? I've never seen it happen.
TobyKo - | 1  
9 Oct 2008 /  #6
give it to homeless people.

I actually did that a couple of years back. My pile of insignificant change was getting so big, it was a bit of an eyesore in my bedroom, so, on a whim, I put it all in a plastic bag, walked out the door and gave it to the first homeless person to approach me. Many will probably castigate me for enabling an alcoholic, but it gave him a little lift in his life and it gave me one too.
miranda  
9 Oct 2008 /  #7
Many will probably castigate me for enabling an alcoholic, but it gave him a little lift in his life and it gave me one too.

one never knows why people end up on the street.
Del boy 20 | 254  
9 Oct 2008 /  #8
are you talking about max 20 pln in your miracle bag, is this worth any comments on PF?
polish_girl  
14 Oct 2008 /  #9
Polish shops are always short on change, I suggest taking the change to the nearby store and asking the cashier to change it.
pawian 223 | 24,585  
14 Oct 2008 /  #10
I have a jar full of coins, mostly 20gr or less.

Why don`t you throw them into a fountain located in a town/city you would like to return to? A jar of coins will significantly enhance your chances of coming there back... :):):)

How about this fountain?

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