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Do Bank notes go out of date


carrot_heid 8 198
29 Nov 2008 12:43PM
I heard the other day that bank notes go out of date if you keep them too long .... is this true and does anyone know the facts?

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keithh e2
10 23.2k 33 Wallis And Futuna
29 Nov 2008 12:46PM
Henchard 9 2.7k 1 United Kingdom
29 Nov 2008 12:49PM
Old ones get withdrawn otherwise we could still be using them from 1694 but mainly to prevent forgery.

Current UK banknotes are here

withdrawn ones here

All Bank of England notes retain their face value for all time. If your local bank, building society or Post Office is not willing to accept these notes then they can be exchanged with the Bank of England in London. Contact the Bank of England for details.
carrot_heid 8 198
29 Nov 2008 12:50PM
thank god for that... I,ve got a sore back and my mattress is too heavy to lift right now Smile
carrot_heid 8 198
29 Nov 2008 12:52PM
I wonder if scottish banks have the same policies
keithh e2
10 23.2k 33 Wallis And Futuna
29 Nov 2008 12:54PM
No.

Scottish Paper Money is worthless in England.
Wink
Henchard 9 2.7k 1 United Kingdom
29 Nov 2008 12:56PM

Quote:I wonder if scottish banks have the same policies


lol Keith


Bank of Scotland will always accept and give value for any of their old series banknotes. see here

Edit: Thats presuming the banks don't go bust of course.
carrot_heid 8 198
29 Nov 2008 12:58PM
I know, I,ve just been reading up on that. There would appear to be no obligation to accept Scottish Bank Notes in England but I,ve never had any problems.
daviewat 11 4.1k Scotland
29 Nov 2008 1:00PM

Quote:No.

Scottish Paper Money is worthless in England.





We know :-( but its our personalities that count !!!!!!!!!
carrot_heid 8 198
29 Nov 2008 1:01PM

Quote:Scottish Paper Money is worthless in England


Is it... I have always had sassenachs only too eager to part me with my money Smile
da_nige 10 1.2k Scotland
29 Nov 2008 1:02PM
The problem comes when you're abroad and trying to change money. I got some money nicked when I was backpacking in Europe and all I had was Scottish 20s and the folk in the Bureau looked at me like I had 3 heads and wouldn't accept them.
carrot_heid 8 198
29 Nov 2008 1:03PM
don,t accept any of their english notes for the pitlochry event next November Davie Smile
keithh e2
10 23.2k 33 Wallis And Futuna
29 Nov 2008 1:03PM

Quote:but its our personalities that count
Bad news then.
Wink

I lived for three years on the Northumbrian/Scotland borders and we lived with a mixture of English and Scottish notes but it was fun to watch the Grockles arguing with shop keepers when they were given a Scottish Fiver in their change.
carrot_heid 8 198
29 Nov 2008 1:27PM
and when the grockles cross the border to the hallowed land they expect us, without hesitation, to take the english stuff
cattyal e2
9 6.1k 6 England
29 Nov 2008 6:51PM
But that's good - I have no problems when visiting the hallowed land but they don't half give me funny looks down here in Gloucestershire when I had over the Scottish stuff..... I usually make sure I bring back a few notes as I find it quite entertaining.

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