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Oh No - I need to spend a penny.


wiz-king
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Or rather the jar full of small change sitting in the fireplace - at least half or the contents are pennies.

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rdave13

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Aitchbee , you missed " Tuppence a bag".

Inflation was raging then when Poppins was about.

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fourm member

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SillBill

I can't say I've seen an English fiver for a long time but they must be in a right state if they are noticeably tattier than the Scottish ones.

A £5 coin or a switch to plastic for the note should happen as soon as possible.

Mind you, at least we're not the US where sentiment means they cling to the 'good ol' dollar bill'.

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BT

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The main reason Fivers and other notes are so tatty these days is that many men don't use wallets any more. The notes are just stuffed into trouser pockets and consequently get tatty and screwed up, and their life is drastically shortened.

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Quickbeam

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Hence the benefit of a £5 coin.

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SillBill

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"Hence the benefit of a £5 coin."

Reinforced pockets should help the economy, or at least the tailoring branch!!

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Quickbeam

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It wouldn't have weigh 5lb

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Forum Editor

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"...many men don't use wallets any more."

I haven't ever used a wallet for banknotes - mainly because it smacks of putting all your eggs in one basket. If I lose my wallet I can stop the cards, get a replacement driving licence and membership cards, but I can't get replacement banknotes.

They reside in my pocket, where the greatest risk is a swish around the washing machine from time to time. The practice also leads to occasional nice surprises - like finding a forgotten £20 note in a pair of summer Chinos after a long cold winter.

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finerty

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you can still use them in supermarkets as legal tender upto 20p or 20pence

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finerty

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Bring back the half penny an the farthing

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finerty

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I wonder if they made the new five pence and the new ten pence that don't work in machines so that they could take them out of circulation....

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