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Have you change for a Winnie?


Quickbeam

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Churchill makes it onto the new fiver note after 50 years.

Personally I think he should have warranted a higher value position on a £20 or £50 note, and I would have preferred the fiver note to be replaced with a coin. The now low value of a fiver being just small change even to kids.

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bumpkin

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Spuds, I was once paid in Scottish £100 notes, trying to get anyone down south to accept them was not easy but I think we should by now have an English £100 note. As Quickbeam says the fiver should be long gone. Paper money does not last very long in terms of wear especially the fiver. Obviously we can't have everything in coins. "Soon" coming are plastic notes I read somewhere, sounds like a good idea.

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Kevscar1

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£5 coins are not new I have 3

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Quickbeam

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..but there are none in common circulation.

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Quickbeam

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My sister came down, or would that be doon for a week, a few years ago with a couple of £100 notes and found that she had to change one with me as no one would accept that such a thing could possibly be real never mind was it genuine.

I had some fun with it for a couple of months, buying, or trying to buy a paper, a haircut, a drink, a bag of chips etc. The younger the sales assistant the more extreme the reaction I got as if I was an alien from another planet or a real live escaped loony and should the police be called!

What I did find was that I didn't get any free goods like Gregory Peck did in The Million Pound Note.

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bumpkin

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Quickbeam, never had a Million pound note but had the same experience as you with the Scottish £100.

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bumpkin

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Million pound note, I wonder do such things exist for international currency trading, we can't keep flying gold around or do we?

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bumpkin

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At the other extreme garages will not take pennies for a new car but are happy to offer you a few for the trade in:-)

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N47.

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Never had a problem spending Scottish bank notes in England.

Keep the fiver!

We should think of abolishing the 1p, 2p and 5p.

Just like we relinquished the farthing and halfpenny.

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Quickbeam

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The penny chew industry would collapse if that happened.

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Bing.alau

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If they do away with five pound notes whatever will I do with my old white fivers? No Brumas, I am not sending them to you.

Might send one or two to Macscouse's LHO though.

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