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Withdrawn currency questions ... old Norway coins still good

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Jackson
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Withdrawn currency questions ... old Norway coins still good

My first trip to Norway this September is exciting. My Aunt has offered me a handfull of Norway coins left-over from a Norway visit she made in the 1980's. She has about 200 Kroner in coins. Are these coins still legal tender in Norway? They include several coins like a medium sized 1 Kroner with a horse design (1962), a 5 Kroner large size coin with an image of Olav (1979) , and a 10 Kroner small coin with a deep 10 KR stamp (1983). The Norway bank website indicates these coins have been "withdrawn" from circulation. Does that mean they no longer can be used for transactions in Norway? .... or that they are no longer being made? Can they be exchanged for correct coins in Norway or should I just leave them at home? Any information will be greatly appreciated.

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Stavanger, Norway
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for Western Norway, Stavanger
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1. Re: Withdrawn currency questions ... old Norway coins still good

You cannot use the old coins as payment nor can they be exchanged. Leave them at home. We are also no longer using the 50 øre. Not relevant for you, but it is an good indicator on what the practice is for old coins:

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Edited: 5:33 pm, July 07, 2013
Jackson
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2. Re: Withdrawn currency questions ... old Norway coins still good

Thank you for your prompt reply. I will leave the withdrawn coins at home.

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