A complete set of the current TWD currency (inc $200 and $2000 bills)


#1

Hi,

I want to get one of each of the current TWD notes and coins for my family back in England.

I need them to be brand new and crisp and I also need to try and find a $200 and $2000 bill.

Does anyone know where I can go to get these? Perhaps a trip to the Bank of Taiwan?

Are the $200 and $2000 freely issued? Ordering is not a problem as I can wait.

Many Thanks


Taiwan Coins and banknotes
$2000 Bank-note
#2

Bank of Taiwan.

Its quite common for locals to order pristine red 100NT bills at CNY for example. The bank is quite used to such a request. New notes may also be required if taking them abroad for exchange at foreign banks.


#3

I don’t think 200nt bills are printed anymore.


#4

In close to 2 years here I’ve seen two 200NT notes and kept both of them. But I’ve never seen a 2000NT note. Maybe they are only for rich people.


#5

haven’t seen those 200nt and 2000nt bills for awhile now…


#6

I’ve seen a shitload of $2000 notes, in the cash drawer of the bank I went in to get one. It was a normal bank in Taoyuan City though, nothing special about it. The girl said “I often receive, but never give” which I thought was pretty amusing!

I’ve never seen a $200 though, and only three or four $20 coins.

Don’t post them home either. I did what you’re doing in India a few years ago, stashed them in a book and sent them home. None of them made the trip. $1685 rupees and a lot of work down the pan at the hands of some over zealous and underpaid customs worker, somewhere.


#7

There’s a 50 NT note too. It’s really quite elaborate.


#8

I’ve got some $2000 notes if you’re still looking…


#9

I’ve gone to the Bank of Taiwan in Taoyuan and asked for a $200 note, a $2,000 note, and a $20 coin and have received them all without a problem. I hide them in my wallet for good luck and as conversation makers. They’re also there if I need emergency money.


#10

I’ve seen a $2000 NT note in circulation one time in nearly 3 years here. I have seen them bundled up behind bank counters quite a few times though. I don’t think there’s anything too special about them. Sort of like $2 bills in the US. You don’t find them in circulation often but you can acquire them at any bank. Same for the $200 bills here. I’ve seen them in circulation only a handful of times but every time I win $200 NT on the receipt lottery I always request them from the post office bank and almost always get them. I’ve seen a $20 NT coin only once. It was sitting by itself in a coin holder behind the bank counter. I pulled out two ten NT coins and demanded the coin immediately. Still hanging on to it in my coin collection.


#11

After 5 years I have received my first 2000NT note. Not sure if I will keep it but it will be blogged.


#12

There are not many 2,000NT$ bills around in public as most are used as black money, saved or used in crime related stuff, it’s easier to carry around.


#13

There just isn’t much reason to use them. Typically when I withdraw money I end up breaking 1000NT notes because things are cheap here. For bigger purchases it’s not that much more efficient to use twice as many 1000NT notes. The one time that I would like a larger note is when I need to 30K or 70K in cash but I would want a 5000NT note for that. And those days are rare.


#14

There just isn’t much reason to use them. Typically when I withdraw money I end up breaking 1000NT notes because things are cheap here. For bigger purchases it’s not that much more efficient to use twice as many 1000NT notes. The one time that I would like a larger note is when I need to 30K or 70K in cash but I would want a 5000NT note for that. And those days are rare.[/quote]

At home we had 10,000 BEF years ago … now there are 500 Euro bills


#15

There are more and more ATMs recently that have offered me the option of withdrawing in $200 bills. I took out $5000 in $200 bills last week.

One ATM near Gongguan MRT station always offers me $200 bills. I like the colour, so why not take them.


#16

Taiwan Handicraft Promotion Center
Address: No. 1, Xuzhou Rd, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, 100
Phone:02 2393 3655
Hours: Open today · 9AM–7PM

A stone throw away from NTU Hospital MRT Station.

All sets of recently issued NT Dollar bills and coins.
Sold in wrapped box in almost face value.


#17

Due to be phased out on the next update of the Euro notes in 2018. Apparently only really used by criminals. When I changed RMB to Euro in China the bank insisted on large denomination notes so I had 500’s & 200’s, went hungry for a while on arrival in Germany before I found somewhere to break a note…


#18

Do aware that most vendors (even 7-11) would scrutiny you like a pariah if you try to buy stuff using 200 or 2000 bills. Some insisting of you using other denomination.
Bank will accept the bill though.


#19

I really wish they would put more 2000 NT bills (or ideally an even higher denomination) into circulation. It is incredibly inconvenient to have to carry a wad of bills around, considering how many businesses don’t take credit/debit cards here. What other developed / first world nation has $31 USD as the highest value for a bill?


#20

Taiwan is not a first world nation. It’s a developing nation.

Also consider a lot of the locals only make 22,000 to 60,000 NTD a month. So they are probably not wanting to spend that much.