Exchange of worn or damaged euro coins
Find out whether worn or damaged circulation and commemorative euro coins are exchanged at the Bank of Lithuania.
|Exchanged free of charge at the Bank of Lithuania|
|Coins whose appearance changed due to being in circulation for a long time (scratched, slightly deformed), or they were affected by the environment (in water for a long time, rusted, etc.), yet their image is clearly visible on both sides|
|Deliberately damaged coins|
|Coins so damaged that their authenticity cannot be checked using special devices and/or doing so is too difficult|
|Coins whose wholeness, overall weight or other identification features (images on both sides, characteristics of the surface and the edge, etc.) were changed drastically as a result of various processes|
|Bimetal coins made from the core and rings of different coins|
– coins are exchanged – coins are neither exchanged nor reimbursed
If there are any doubts regarding the genuineness or acceptability of a coin, an acceptability evaluation must be conducted. For this you will have to fill out a request form (12.6 KB download icon) (available at the Bank of Lithuania cash offices). You will receive our conclusion, determining whether the coins will be exchanged or not, within 30 days.
If the acceptability evaluation shows that the circulation and/or commemorative coins cannot be exchanged, they will not be returned and remain at the Bank of Lithuania to be destroyed.
- Article 8(2) of Regulation (EU) No 1210/2010 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 December 2010 concerning authentication of euro coins and handling of euro coins unfit for circulation
- Rules for the Exchange of Euro Banknotes and Coins for Natural and Legal Persons at the Bank of Lithuania (137.8 KB download icon), approved by Resolution of the Board of the Bank of Lithuania of 6 March 2018
How to distinguish deliberately damaged coins?