Foreign Currency

Paper Money From Around the World

Foreign world currencies are considered in two categories: modern currencies that have legal tender status, and those that do not. Currencies that can no longer be used as legal tender for the exchange of goods and services today, are called “demonetized” currency.

Coins and currency still considered as legal tender can be exchanged for newer bills, coins at the issuing central bank but you will find most banks and currency exchanges are not interested in your foreign coins, world currency notes, or small denomination bills. It can be even more difficult to exchange coins and bills from less traveled countries.

PGS Gold & Coin will exchange your foreign currency notes, bills, coins from just about every country in the world. We buy silver coins, gold coins, commemorative coins, and collectible coins and coin sets. We will also buy obsolete (demonetized) currency that no longer holds monetary exchange value from any bank. We are foreign coin and currency buyers from individuals, as well as companies and businesses. PGS Gold & Coin buys world coins and currency notes individually, and in collections and estates of any size.

Do you have a handful of pocket change coins leftover from a recent vacation? Have you discovered a pile of old currency from a family member who travelled abroad? Perhaps you just inherited an estate and find yourself overwhelmed with a stockpile of foreign world currency bills and coins that you cannot identify. PGS Gold & Coin are expert World Foreign Currency buyers, sellers, appraisers. We will help you evaluate your collection large or small, and buy your foreign coins and currency notes that even the banks and currency exchanges won’t take. You can find us at three convenient locations in Illinois: Palatine, Schaumburg, and Wheaton, or call us at 888-416-2701.​

If you would like to see our inventory or do not see the item you would like to buy, sell, or appraise,
please call one of convenient Illinois locations today!
Palatine (847) 348-6447, Wheaton (630) 868-3412 Schaumburg (847) 278-7691

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PGS Gold & Coin’s mission is to provide our customers with fair market value in exchange for any unwanted rare coins, platinum, gold, silver, diamond, jewelry, and collectibles. We strive to deliver the highest quality of customer service each and every day.

PGS Gold & Coin is locally owned and family operated since 2008. PGS has become one of the premier and most trusted rare coin and precious metals dealers in the Midwest region & Chicagoland area.

We are a Certified Coin Dealer by PCGS (Professional Coin Grading Service), NGC (Numismatic Guaranty Corporation), and PMG (Paper Money Guaranty). We are a proud sponsor of the ANA (American Numismatic Association) and have an A+ Rating with the BBB (Better Business Bureau).

Main Office: 830 W. Northwest Highway, Suite 7, Palatine, Illinois 60067, USA  •  Tel: (847) 348-6447  •  Email:

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