Denver - CurrencyATMs are available in many parts of Denver - ensure you inform your bank before travelling abroad, and be aware you may be charged for cash withdrawals. It is advisable to exchange some cash before arriving in Denver.
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Denver - Notes and Coins
Denver uses the American Dollar, which comes in notes of $1, $5, $10, $20, $50, and $100. Larger bills are made, but they are not used commonly. A $2 bill is also rarely seen. Coins are used as well as each dollar is divided into 100 cents or units. Pennies are 1 cent, nickels are 5 cents, dimes are 10 cents, and quarters are 25 cents. Rarely you will see fifty cent or dollar coins.
When visiting Denver from a foreign country, it is best to change your money before coming to the city. It can be hard to find locations to exchange money. If you do not want to carry large amounts of cash, you can purchase travellers checks before leaving home or use ATM, debit, or credit cards. Visa and MasterCard are almost universally accepted, and you can find ATMs at banks, restaurants, and stores.
Denver banks are usually open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 6:00pm. Some banks and branches have drive-up window hours that start as early as 8:00 am. Many branches have Saturday hours from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, whether lobby or drive-up.
ATMs are available throughout the city and are conveniently located in banks, malls, restaurants, and stores. If you are a foreign visitor to the US, look on the back of your bank card and check for the Cirrus or PLUS network symbols. Cirrus and PLUS are global, so if you have them on your card, it will be accepted at ATMs in Denver. Be aware that there are often fees associated with ATM withdrawals. You can be charged by the bank that you are withdrawing money from as well as your bank. Domestic fees are usually about $1.50-$2.50. Foreign bank card users may have to pay as much as $5-$6 per transaction.
You may be able to avoid fees by using a debit card, or an ATM card if they accept them, at a store. Ask if they give cash back. If they do, you can make a small or needed purchase and then receive money back.