Destruction of old design 5 euro notes

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Re: Destruction of old design 5 euro notes

Post by Montgomery Burns » Sun Oct 22, 2017 5:56 pm

Just brought home a respectable Finnish lady from the supermarket, so my hopes were high... I didn't get lucky.

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Re: Destruction of old design 5 euro notes

Post by Aatos99 » Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:03 pm

I saw last week an old fiver in a cash machine of a shop. The cashier was giving it to a customer before me, but didn't give when she noticed that it was an old one. That's what cashiers used to do in some places when the new fivers came to circulation, but I don't really understand why do they want to take them out of circulation even now when there aren't many left in circulation.
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Re: Destruction of old design 5 euro notes

Post by avij » Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:23 pm

This page has some numbers of the current situation. I may have mentioned the page somewhere else earlier.
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Re: Destruction of old design 5 euro notes

Post by Aatos99 » Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:20 pm

I was happy to get two old fivers on last Wednesday. :) One from a bank, one from a floor of a restaurant. Indeed, there aren't many of them left in circulation, but it's not easy to take all of them out of circulation, especially when (in Finland) bank cashiers don't usually separate them of the new serie notes.
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Re: Destruction of old design 5 euro notes

Post by GWR7007 » Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:52 pm

Received one last Monday from a bank ATM. It was very rare to see one again since they have vanished rather quickly after the introduction of the new series.
But there seem to be some leftovers. Maybe they come from people who have chosen to keep one but decided to spend them now.
The only reason why I received that very piece was because it's a deopsit/pay-out ATM. And I think it pays out what it gets in (and it does not seem to be programmed to sort out the old series)
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Re: Destruction of old design 5 euro notes

Post by Montgomery Burns » Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:16 am

Yeah, there are tellers with a level of self-governance that work like that, such as the ones I mentioned here.

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