Foreign Currency

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No Cost

Program covers all costs

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Big Potential

Billions of leftover currency


Realize Value

Untapped potential


Eco Friendly

Every coin is recycled

Many Ways To Collect

How does it work?

Foreign currency can be collected using coin boxes, employee drives, and many other methods. We work with you to determine the best method of collecting for your organization, help you with your marketing strategies, and promote your efforts to our audience as well.

We arrange for the currency to be picked up or transported to our facility where it is sorted, counted, documented, and repatriated. Once that is done, we send proceeds back to you at no cost! No start up fees, no monthly fees; You’ll never receive an invoice!

You are the fundraising experts, while we specialize in everything from logistics to sorting & counting currency to repatriation and international freight. 

Raise More Funds

Is Foreign Currency effective?

Most charities accept donations in cash; why not accept all currencies? A small shift in perspective can lead to big increases in fundraising dollars.

In some parts of the world, entire charities have been built around collecting foreign and/or old currency. If a charity can be supported by that alone, imagine what sort of a boost your charity would get adding foreign currency fundraising to your existing programs!

Transportation Businesses

Working with airlines and airports.

Global Coin Solutions has been supporting the airline and airport industries for as long as we have been around. We understand what works and the effort required for a successful collection program.

Airlines are the first place that foreign currency moves around. Collecting in-flight provides you with a captured audience and a platform to tell your story and make it very clear why you are asking for donations. Including an in-flight collection to further support the charity work you do makes tremendous “cents” given the majority of foreign currency makes its way into people’s homes and never leaves.

Airports are the next logical step in the collection process. Passengers may have missed the in-flight announcement or the request was never even made … having collectors throughout the airport provides the passengers with an easy way to donate their leftover foreign currency. Millions of dollars are collected each year by the airports participating in these programs and if your airport isn’t one of them, it should be. You can read more at the International Airport Review here.

Whether it is an airline or airport that wants to collect leftover foreign currency, Global Coin Solutions can help you build a program and will provide the logistics and processing services at no charge. We’ll help you develop and grow your program with minimal effort required on your part.

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What about other businesses?

We partner with organizations that handle large quantities of cash such as banks, armored car companies, transit organizations, and retail. Foreign currency has no value sitting where it is, collecting dust.

Working with Global Coin Solutions allows you to realize the lost value of foreign currency. We also do this at no cost, so it is a win-win!

We want to work with you!

Are you looking to add digital fundraising to your efforts? Give us a call; we have the program for you!

Frequently Asked Questions

Absolutely! You send in your currency or we arrange for it to be picked up and shipped to our facilities, we sort it (you don’t need to do that), repatriate what we can, and take a small percentage to cover our fees. The vast majority goes back to the charities and businesses we support.

It’s free to start a foreign currency collection program. There is no start up fee and no monthly costs. You collect the donations and we’ll take over from there.

We don’t succeed unless you do.

It’s estimated that there is approximately $57-$86 worth of foreign currency per person (that’s $2-3 Billion worth in Canada alone – $10 – $30 Billion in the U.S.). Foreign currency fundraising is not well known in North America. Because of this, any charity that utilizes it will be able to collect significant funds. There is a huge opportunity waiting for people to take advantage!

Foreign currency fundraising has not made its way to North America yet. This is good for you because it means there’s lots of latent potential.
In the U.K., virtually every charity has a foreign currency component to their fundraising effort. In Europe, Australia, and New Zealand, collecting leftover foreign currency for charity is very common.

If it is or was money, it has value. Sometimes you may collect coins or banknotes which are outmoded or otherwise unable to be repatriated. In these situations, Global Coin Solutions will process the collected currency and pay for it in bulk; by the kg/lb for coins and by the piece for banknotes.
This way, all currency has value to our clients.

No.  We are not a currency exchange and therefore, we cannot buy or sell currency.  But, if you would like to donate it to a charity, we can definitely help you with that!