Guidelines - exchange of withdrawn banknotes and coins

Until further notice, the following withdrawn banknotes and coins will be exchanged by Norges Bank:

Norges Bank exchanges banknotes and coins at face value. Your payment from Norges Bank will be made to your bank account after deduction of a NOK 250 processing fee. Older denominations may have collector's value. A coin dealer will be able to advise you.

50-øre coins issued in the period 1996-2011 (brown coins) will be exchange free of charge until 1 May 2022. These coins can also be exchanged at Norges Bank's depots in Bergen, Stavanger, Trondheim and Tromsø. Some commercial banks in Norway may also offer this service.

Exchanging the withdrawn banknotes and coins specified above:

  1. Complete the form for the exchange of withdrawn banknotes and coins electronically or by hand. This applies even if the exchange only involves brown 50-øre coins issued in the period 1996-2011. If you complete the form by hand, use capital letters and write clearly.
  2. Write the name of the owner of the money in point 1 of the form. The name of the account holder must be the same as the owner.
  3. If the payment is to be made to a foreign account, the IBAN and SWIFT code (BIC) must be provided.
  4. If you are exchanging NOK 10 000 or more, please enclose a photocopy of a valid form of identification. Valid forms of identification are (1) passport, (2) driver's licence or (3) bank card with photo.
  5. Specify the number of withdrawn banknotes and/or coins to be exchanged in point 2 of the form and the total amount in NOK.
  6. The reason why the withdrawn banknotes and/or coins have not been exchanged earlier should be stated in point 3. Specific details about your health should not be included.

    It is not necessary to fill out point 3 if the exchange only involves brown 50-øre coins issued in the period 1996-2011.
  7. If the exchange is part of the distribution of a deceased's estate, probate documents should be enclosed with the form as documentation.
  8. Point 5 (receipt) will be completed by Norges Bank if the form and the money to be exchanged are delivered to Norges Bank's main office in Oslo.
  9. The completed form, the money to be exchanged and any enclosures should be sent by post as an insured letter to Norges Bank or delivered at reception at Norges Bank's main office in Oslo.

    a) Forms and money sent by post
    Please send your form and money to:
    Norges Bank
    Kontante betalingsmidler
    Postboks 1179, Sentrum
    0107 Oslo

    Please enquire at a post office for information about the rules for and costs of sending money in the post.

    b) Forms and money delivered to reception at Norges Bank's main office in Oslo
    Street address: Bankplassen 2

    The form is available on request at reception. Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Close don Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve and the day before Maundy Thursday.

    A receipt will be issued if the form and money are delivered in person.
  10. Norges Bank reserves the right to obtain further information under the Money Laundering Act and other relevant provisions.
  11. The amount to be paid for the exchange (minus the processing fee) will be paid into the account stated, normally within 2 weeks.

For further information, please contact Norges Bank, Cashier's Department, on +47 901 48 659 (open on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.) or +47 22 31 60 00.
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Published 24 April 2015 18:00
Edited 28 April 2015 15:06

Form - withdrawn banknotes and coins

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