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About the currency in Slovenia

From 8 October 1991 to 31 December 2006 the currency unit of the Republic of Slovenia was the tolar.
With the entry into force of the Act introducing the Euro, from 1 January 2007 Slovenia’s currency became the euro, and euro banknotes and coins became legal tender. Until 14 January 2007 there was a dual circulation period, in which tolar banknotes and coins could be used for cash payments. 

The monetary unit in the Republic of Slovenia is Euro. Euro consists of 100 Cents.

The abbreviation for this monetary unit is "EUR" and this is used in monetary transactions.

The eighteen member states of the European Union make up the eurozone. Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal and Spain have introduced euro banknotes and euro coins, which were first released into circulation on 1 January 2002. In Slovenia the euro became the currency on 1 January 2007, in Malta and Ciper on 1 January 2008, in Slovakia on 1 january 2009, in Estonia on 1 January 2011, and in Latvia, the eurozone’s latest member, on 1 January 2014.
There are seven denominations of euro banknote in circulation (5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 euros), which are the same throughout the eurozone.
Euro coins are issued in eight denominations: 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 cents and 1 and 2 euros. They have a common (European) side and an obverse (national) side for each member state of the eurozone. All coins – regardless of the different national sides – are legal tender throughout the eurozone.

More information on euro banknotes and euro coins can be found in the chapter Economic and Monetary Union.

Tolar to Euro exchange request

Tolar banknotes can be exchanged for euros at the Bank of Slovenia in perpetuity. Tolar coins can be exchanged until 31 December 2016.

You can send your Tolar cash and completed form for exchange to the following address:

BANK OF SLOVENIA
Cash Department
Slovenska cesta 35
1505 Ljubljana
SLOVENIA

We will change them to euros at this exchange rate:
1 EUR = 239.64 SIT

We do not charge commission or return postage.

If you want to change Tolar cash personally the opening hours of the Bank of Slovenia:

Mon., Tue., Thur., Fri.: 09:00–13:00
Wed.: 09:00–13:00, 14:00–15:30 

Important notice: The opening hours of the Bank of Slovenia cashier's desk will be exceptionally shortened, namely on:

- Wednesday December 24, and Wednesday December 31, 2014: 9:00 – 13:00

Transfer of sale of numismatic coins to Deželna banka Slovenije d.d.

Numismatic coins may be ordered*:

  • by e-mail: numizmatika@dbs.si,
  • by fax: +386 1 47 27 418,
  • by mail: Deželna banka Slovenije d.d., Customers Department, Kolodvorska 9, 1000 Ljubljana.

* Orders are binding for banks in as much as quantities of numismatic issues are available. Data regarding quantities are available at www.bsi.si.

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