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Britain’s got a new polymer £5 note – but is it a UK first?

On 13 September, the Bank of England will issue a new £5.  It will be the first-ever polymer (or “plastic”) banknote that they have issued. But is it the UK’s first? Well it is certainly not the first polymer banknote … Continue reading

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Precious paper – the first and last £5 paper banknote…

Later this year, a brand new banknote will enter circulation, but this banknote will be unlike any other seen before…  It wasn’t until 1793 that the first five pound note came into existence. The £5 denomination, known as the ‘white fiver’ … Continue reading

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Hidden treasure – five fascinating discoveries…

I guess for any coin collector – certainly metal detectorists, the excitement of uncovering hidden treasures are what dreams are made of. That was certainly the case for these five discoveries – from losing a hammer and finding a hoard … Continue reading

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