Do you know if I'll have any problems exchanging GBP in Iran? Do they mind 50 GBP notes? I don't want to bring over only 20ies.. that'll be too much paper!

  • This might be helpful to you: travel.stackexchange.com/q/6266/1588 – B Faley Sep 30 '17 at 7:00
  • not at all, but always when in doubt change your money to dollar or euro. you can exchange them in Iran nearly everywhere you go. Even many shops would happily accept dollar as payment. – azerafati Oct 10 '17 at 9:07

GBP is amongst most popular foreign currencies in Iran and I believe you will be able to exchange it easily.

I have no experience with exchanging GBP myself, however, I had no problem in exchanging 100,200ies of Euro (in Rasht, a rather small city in the Northern Iran); 50 GBP (or even bigger notes) should be fine! [ but anyway you should get used to carrying too much paper, as eventually in Iran you will! ]

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    FYI, 50 GBP is the largest note issued by the Bank of England. Some Scottish banks have a 100 pound note, but I suspect that is harder to exchange than a Bank of England note. – Andrew Lazarus Sep 28 '17 at 21:37
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    and it's basically impossible to find here in London! I've never seen a 50 myself – dau_sama Sep 28 '17 at 21:40
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    @dau_sama Banks are all too ready to dish them out over the counter if you make a large cash withdrawal. They're actually sometimes preferred in foreign countries for exchange, contrary to the UK situation where most places won't take them! – jacoman891 Sep 28 '17 at 21:44
  • thanks! I'll try to cash them out at the bank! it'll be easier to carry around roughly half the paper :) – dau_sama Sep 28 '17 at 21:47

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