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Buy sterling and dollars commission-free

Are you heading off on holidays? Or going on a business trip? Pop into a participating post office (PDF, 276KB) to pick up US dollars or sterling in cash, commission-free, before you travel.

You don’t need to pre-order or pre-pay, just buy at the counter and pay in euro with cash or a debit card. Credit cards, cheques or bank drafts are not accepted.

If you want extra security and convenience, you can pick up an An Post Money Currency Card and load it with up to 10 different currencies including sterling, US dollars and Swiss francs.

Use our foreign exchange calculator to figure out how much money you need.

Dollar and sterling notes are sold in denominations of 20 and 50 and the minimum purchase is $20 or £20. The maximum you can buy is €6,000 in a single transaction. If you are buying dollars or sterling worth €1,000 or more, you will need:

  • Proof of name, such as a passport of EU driving licence

  • Proof of address, such as a utility bill or bank statement dated issued in the last six months

These may also be requested for lower-value transactions.

We sell sterling and US dollars in cash but we do not buy back unused cash. All currency card transactions are both buy and sell.

Our rates of exchange for dollars and sterling are retail rates and are comparable to other high street currency retailers. Check out the daily dollar and sterling exchange rates.


An Post is authorised by the Minister for Finance to provide payment services and is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland in the provision of such services.