Norges Bank

Exchange of withdrawn banknotes and coins

Please note: Premises for exchanging expired banknotes are temporarily closed. Here's how to exchange your old notes and coins.

Until further notice, the following withdrawn banknotes and coins will be exchanged by Norges Bank:

Series VII 50-krone note (portrait of Peter Christen Asbjørnsen) Exchanged free of charge through 18 October 2029
Series VII 100-krone note (portrait of Kirsten Flagstad) Exchanged free of charge through 30 May 2028
Series VII 200-krone note (portrait of Kristian Birkeland) Exchanged free of charge through 30 May 2028
Series VII 500-krone note (portrait of Sigrid Undset)  Exchanged free of charge through 18 October 2029
Series IV banknotes (1948-76) Processing fee: NOK 250
Series V banknotes (1962-89) Processing fee: NOK 250 
Series VI banknotes (1977-99) Processing fee: NOK 250 
5-krone coins (1963-94) and 10-krone coins (1983-1991)  Processing fee: NOK 250
50-øre coins issued in the period 1996-2011 Exchanged free of charge through 30 April 2022

Norges Bank exchanges banknotes and coins at face value. Norges Bank will transfer the equivalent amount to your bank account, minus a processing fee if applicable.

Some denominations may have collector's value. A coin dealer will be able to advise you.

This is how you exchange withdrawn banknotes and coins:

Fill out the banknote exchange form and send the form and banknotes or deliver them in person to our main office in Oslo.

Please note: Norges Bank normally offers exchange of withdrawn banknotes for new banknotes over the counter at our head offices. Personal delivery of forms and money for transfer to an account have also been available. This service has been temporarily suspended in line with government advice to avoid queues or crowds to prevent the spread of the Corona virus. This is one of several measures to limit the influx to our premises where vital functions for society are exercised.

Norges Bank will not exchange legal tender banknotes or coins.

Exchanging the withdrawn banknotes and coins:

  1. Complete the form for the exchange of withdrawn banknotes and coins electronically or by hand. If you complete the form by hand, use capital letters and write clearly.
  2. Write the name of the owner of the cash in item 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. Enclose a certified copy of valid identification (passport, driving licence or bank card with photo) for amounts over NOK 10 000. Valid identification can be certified by (1) a court of law, the police and the Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration (NAV), (2) health professionals if the owner is hospitalised, (3) banks, financial undertakings, mortgage companies, investment firms, management companies for mutual funds, real estate agents, auditors, accountants and lawyers.
  5. Specify the number of withdrawn banknotes and/or coins to be exchanged in item 2 of the form and the total amount in NOK.
  6. The reason why the withdrawn banknotes and/or coins were not exchanged earlier should be stated in item 3. Specific details about your health should not be included.
    It is not necessary to fill out item 3 if the exchange only involves Series VII 100-krone or 200-krone banknotes or copper alloy 50-øre coins issued in the period 1996-2011.
  7. If the exchange is part of the distribution of a decedent's estate, probate documents must be enclosed with the form as documentation.
  8. The completed form, the cash 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. Please send your form and cash to:

    Norges Bank,
    K&D
    PO Box 1179, Sentrum
    0107 Oslo

    Please enquire at a post office for information about the rules for and costs of sending money by post.
  9. Norges Bank reserves the right to request further information under the Money Laundering Act and other relevant legislation.
  10. Funds in the amount to be paid for the exchange (minus the processing fee) will be transferred to the account indicated on the form, normally within two weeks.

For further information, please contact Norges Bank, Cashier's Department, on +47 901 48 659 (open on weekdays  between 9 am and 3 pm) or +47 22 31 60 00.
E-mail: post@norges-bank.no or KBkontroll@norges-bank.no.

Edited 16 March 2020 12:00

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 expired banknotes in the expedition at Norges Bank's head office in Oslo and at the depots in Bergen, Stavanger, Trondheim and Tromsø. Forms and expired banknotes sent by post will be processed as normal.

Edited 16 March 2020 12:00