Norges Bank

Exchange of withdrawn notes and coins

Norges Bank may decide that banknotes and coins shall be withdrawn from circulation (cf Section 15 of the Norges Bank Act). The decision is announced in the Norsk Lovtidend (Norwegian Legal Gazette) and major national newspapers in Norway.

Withdrawn notes and coinsFollowing the announcement, the notes and coins continue to be legal tender and may be used in the normal manner for one year. After this period, Norges Bank is obliged to redeem the notes and coins for an additional ten years.

You should contact Norges Bank or your local bank in Norway if you wish to exchange withdrawn notes and coins for legal tender during the 10-year period. This currently applies to:

Even though it has been more than eleven years (1 + 10) since the announcement of the withdrawal, Norges Bank will continue to redeem the following withdrawn notes and coins. A fee will be charged:

If you wish to exchange withdrawn banknotes or coins, please read the exchange guidelines. Norges Bank exchanges banknotes and coins at face value. Older denominations may have collector's value. A coin dealer will be able to advise you.

Edited 2 June 2021 09:00

Temporary closure of exchange

An increased risk of infection due to coronavirus and an increased level of emergency preparedness necessitates temporary closure of the premises for the exchange of withdrawn banknotes in the expedition at Norges Bank's head office in Oslo and at the depots in Bergen, Stavanger, Trondheim and Tromsø. Forms and withdrawn banknotes sent by post will be processed as normal. (Updated 15 June 2021)


For further information please contact Norges Bank:

Telephone +47 901 48 659
Weekdays between 9 am and 3 pm


Edited 2 June 2021 09:00