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What denomination and condition of USD bills ($20, $50, $100 etc.) are most readily convertible in Moscow and is it banks or money changers that offer better exchange rates?

closed as too broad by Karlson, blackbird, Willeke, mts, JonathanReez Aug 12 '16 at 22:20

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    This is way too broad. The exchange will take any bill. Now as far as best exchange rate in a city of about 1000 square miles and 14 million inhabitants would be a bit broad. – Karlson Aug 12 '16 at 16:02
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    I don't understand the close votes. First, I really doubt the "will take any bill" answer, I think e.g. converting $1 bills or the rare $2 bills may be a problem. Secondly, asking for a site where you can find the best exchange rates is a legitimate question, I suggested one site myself (see answer below) but I would love to know about others. – Eugene O Aug 12 '16 at 21:07
  • Question is perfectly fine, @Karlson. One finds good rate at quote.rbc.ru/cash Re: notes - $100 are most common and preferred, but be sure there are no marks or stampings. – Großväter kämpfte Aug 27 '16 at 17:16
  • @Großväterkämpfte You can speak for all the exchange places? Everywhere in Moscow? $100 is the most common and the best rate is the official exchange rate but you may not receive the official exchange rate at the place where you exchange money. And lastly the link doesn't exist. – Karlson Aug 27 '16 at 22:43
  • quote.rbc.ru/cash (fixed missing slash) @Karlson, you don't make any sense. WTH is "official exchange rate"? Who TH "receives it"? Why TH you are trying to fog the things demanding to take all really really all the shroffs into account? – Großväter kämpfte Aug 27 '16 at 22:56
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Ideally, bring crisp, new, undamaged $50 and $100 bills. You can find exchange rates on various web sites, e.g. here's a map of Moscow showing rates at various locations: http://4map.ru/ (you need to enter all your parameters on the left side, the currency pair and the amount, and then click the grey button to show the rates on the map).

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    Your link is interesting (however, I'm not sure if it is accurate). Re: notes - its OK to be not new and crisp, but certainly undamaged. @pnuts, no, Franklins are preferred, Jacksons are for gangsters, maybe. – Großväter kämpfte Aug 27 '16 at 17:28

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