Euro coins are distributed to private individuals or legal persons other than credit institutions at designated counters of the Bank of Greece (Head Office, Athens), after making an appointment by calling 210 320 3515, in exchange for banknotes or a cheque, up to five (5) coin rolls per denomination.
Quantities of coin rolls larger than five (5) per denomination and in multiples of five (5) are distributed at the Athens Cash Processing and Distribution Centre (341 Mesogion Ave., Halandri), after making an appointment with the Coin Purchase and Sale Service by calling 210 6709 329, -136.
For transactions involving an amount up to EUR 1,000, customers will be required to show their ID or passport.
For transactions involving an amount of over EUR 1,000, whether carried out in a single or several operations, proof of tax identification number shall be required (e.g. Income Tax Return Clearance or recent utility bill).
For transactions in excess of EUR 15,000, whether carried out in a single or several operations, the following shall also be required:
- the latest Income Tax Return Clearance;
- proof of residence (recent utility bill or valid lease agreement certified by a Tax Office – D.O.Y.);
- proof of employment and work address (any one of the following: statement from current employer, latest pay slip, professional registration card or social security document);
- valid residence permit (for non-EU citizens); and
- phone number.
Only original documents will be accepted, as required under the legal framework for the prevention of money laundering and terrorism financing.