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Coins and notes

212 million paper fivers and tenners still out there – how to make them spendable again

Millions of old-style paper £5 and £10 notes worth over £1.5 billion still haven't been returned to the Bank of England, over a year since the last of them were taken out of circulation

28 August 2019

Budget 2018: 50p coin for Brexit

The Royal Mint will produce a 50p coin to mark the UK leaving the European Union

29 October 2018

New polymer £50 note to be launched

The £50 note will stay part of UK currency with a new polymer design, the Treasury has announced

15 October 2018

New collectible 10p coins launched - featuring a full English breakfast, fish and chips and James Bond

James Bond, fish and chips, a full English breakfast and the Loch Ness Monster are all featured on a new coin collection

1 March 2018

Got an old tenner? You can only spend it until 1 March

If you've still any non-plastic £10 notes, beware – you only have until Thursday 1 March to spend them

19 February 2018

Old £1 coins go out of circulation this week - but some shops WILL still take them

Hundreds of shops will continue to accept old round £1 coins after they stop being legal tender this Sunday

9 October 2017

Old £1 coins already unusable in many parking and self-service machines

Many parking and self-service machines across the country have already stopped accepting the old £1 coin

29 September 2017

New £10 note released - what you need to know

The new plastic £10 note enters circulation today

14 September 2017

Got a £50 note? Check it's not about to be withdrawn

If you've got a Bank of England £50 note featuring Sir John Houblon, you need to spend or bank it by the end of April

17 April 2014

New £50 note goes into circulation

The Bank of England has today released a new £50 note, which contains a thread with 'moving images' as a security feature

2 November 2011

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