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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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The new face of the £20 banknote has been announced.

The Bank of England recently revealed the face of the new £20 note… In 2007 a new-style £20 note was introduced, featuring one of the father’s of modern economics, Adam Smith. New security features were added, including a holographic strip, … Continue reading

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