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Changing groszy coins into real money in Poland


sobieski 107 | 2,128
15 May 2013 #1
We have at home - I guess - a few kilos of Polish change...1 gr, 5 gr.... Is it possible to change them at the NBP into real money = banknotes?

None of my Polish friends can answer this one...
Monitor 14 | 1,820
15 May 2013 #2
give for charity
DominicB - | 2,706
16 May 2013 #3
Is it possible to change them at the NBP into real money = banknotes?

Take them to your bank and deposit them in your account. That's what I do, and I've never had a problem with it.
Dont gag me yo 7 | 156
16 May 2013 #4
I also collect change in 2 piggy banks for 11 years andb 2 years back I cashed my 2&5 zloty for over 22 k pln and little change for over 1200 pln.i put them in suitcase in 2 diff canvas bags and Citibank behind swietosiska has the machine to count change.i left it with them and gave them my acct number and they credited the money to my account in couple of hrs.you can trust them as usually three are 3 people all the time with your money till its counted.they also gave me some odd coins like euros and other currencies I had mixed among them.so call Citibank handlowy and they can help u for sure.
OP sobieski 107 | 2,128
16 May 2013 #5
So can I take the small change unsorted to the bank in a plastic bag just like that??
DominicB - | 2,706
16 May 2013 #6
Yep. No problem with that. They have a machine for counting coins. You don't even have to sort them or anything. They just pur the whole mess into the hopper and the machine sorts and counts them. It takes only a few minutes.

Like I said, they are going to be more friendly about it if you have an account at that bank. If you do not have a bank account, have a Polish friend take the coins to their bank for you.
Dont gag me yo 7 | 156
16 May 2013 #7
Yes in Warsaw Citibank handlowy,call them first and ask them also before u go 800 22 46 53 or 22 692 2484.they sent me to the branch behind swietosiska,where they took my change and gave credit to my account for the same amount

Lol maybe because I am not of polish origin that's why I could answer you:)
lolipop
17 May 2013 #8
Just to add I have seen those manual plastic coin counters with coin wraps beingsold in macro
MRN - | 1
26 Apr 2014 #9
Dear Sir / Madam,

Kindly send me details of the coins as I am keen on buying.

Regards
MRN
XXX5
18 Jun 2016 #10
Merged: What to do with lots of Polish Groszes?

Hello there,

Sorry for this little "absurd" question but I have a bag of groszes(coin). Many people say different things about it. What is your suggestion? What is the best and easiest way to exchange these coins to Zloty?

Thank you!
dolnoslask 5 | 2,944
18 Jun 2016 #11
No good question my wife has gathered sacks full of them would be nice to get rid.

Last year I gave them to the priest for the parish church roof, but i don't think he was impressed with all the change.
dolnoslask 5 | 2,944
18 Jun 2016 #13
The lady at the bank is a bit scary, not sure I could handle all the huffing and puffing as she counts out a kilo's worth of groszy.

Maybe they have a machine, I will ask next time i am in town
jon357 63 | 15,194
18 Jun 2016 #14
What is your suggestion?

There are plenty of beggars in Polish cities, particularly Warsaw. Why not give the coins to them?
Dougpol1 32 | 3,274
18 Jun 2016 #15
I gave them to the priest for the parish church roof, but i don't think he was impressed with all the change.

No - he wouldn't be...........
What car does he drive Dolno?

stick to the topic please
dolnoslask 5 | 2,944
18 Jun 2016 #16
"What car does he drive Dolno?"

A four year old Merc, 5 years newer than my car.

"Oh lord won't you buy me a Mercedes Benz."

youtube.com/watch?v=7tGuJ34062s

Mind you he will need plenty more of my groszy to buy his next one.

Yep next time I will try and find a local charity.


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