New £20 notes

Discussion in 'The Coffee House' started by resistance, Mar 20, 2007.

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  1. resistance

    resistance Staff Alumni

    Ain't they nice?


    They feature Scottish economist Adam Smith, and the "old" ones, featuring Edward Elgar will come out of circulation in 2 - 3 years. The new notes are brighter, they are cleaner, smoother... it's a shame to spend them!! :rolleyes:

    Now, we just need some new £5 notes!! The £10 ain't too terrible but the £5 ones are in AWFUL condition, well, the ones I receive are. The ones I get are delicate. The shop assistants see me coming.
  2. LeaveMeAlone

    LeaveMeAlone Well-Known Member




    The remind me of the old french franks

    and they look a bit like euros, i guess they want us to get used to the design

    but yeah we have REAL money now, that actually looks respectable on the international market.
  3. gentlelady

    gentlelady Staff Alumni

    Beats the look of the US $20.
  4. JohnADreams

    JohnADreams Well-Known Member

    I like anything that uses that much purple. :laugh: Had one yesterday, only for about 20mins before it was spent tho. :dry:
  5. ~CazzaAngel~

    ~CazzaAngel~ Staff Alumni

    Looks neat :)
  6. Marshmallow

    Marshmallow Staff Alumni

    i've only seen pics of them lol, tis like when the 2 pound coin came out, everyone wanted one lol. Res, your right about the fivers, they is in such bad condition.

    I heard agggggeeees ago that they was gonna bring out a 99p coin, they should so do that! lol
  7. Malcontent

    Malcontent Staff Alumni

    Oh thank god, they are legal tender! I got one from the cash point today to pay my counsellor, and neither of us was sure if it was real :laugh:
  8. theleastofthese

    theleastofthese SF Friend Staff Alumni

    What is a pound worth in US dollars? Just curious.
  9. Malcontent

    Malcontent Staff Alumni

    £1 = $ 1.958

  10. theleastofthese

    theleastofthese SF Friend Staff Alumni

    tHanks Mal. Also, what does the expression mean "a pound sterling"?
  11. chasing_dreams

    chasing_dreams Well-Known Member

    i got one of those today too - was a bit worried when it came out the cashpoint! wasn't long before i'd spent it and got some nice old-fashioned change though :smile:
    quite cool aren't they?
  12. Malcontent

    Malcontent Staff Alumni

    Pound sterling is UK money, like the US dollar is what you guys have. It's just shortened to pounds cos we are a lazy nation :wink:
  13. LeaveMeAlone

    LeaveMeAlone Well-Known Member

    Sterling is the name of our currancy

    where as pound is the name of our larger denomination

    and pence is the name of out percentile denomination.

    oh and why in the world would someone try to fake a £20 buy making it look completly different??? think!
  14. theleastofthese

    theleastofthese SF Friend Staff Alumni

    Thanks again Mal! You're a fountain of information!:smile: I like your pound notes better than our dollars and the other paper denominations. Our bills are ugly, imo.
  15. Jawa

    Jawa Guest

    *Chortle* With the changes in color schemes, our money is starting to look very gay.
  16. gentlelady

    gentlelady Staff Alumni

    I think our money is ugly too. Oh well. I never get to keep it long enough to look at it anyway. :blink:
  17. theleastofthese

    theleastofthese SF Friend Staff Alumni

    What is a shilling? What is a crown? A half-crown? Are those all coins? I"m always curious about things I don't have, as in MONEY!:rolleyes:
  18. Angel_Marc

    Angel_Marc Member

    i aint seen these yet
  19. kindtosnails

    kindtosnails Staff Alumni


    Yes, shillings and crowns and such were coins, but in pre-decimal system (before '71 I think...) A shilling was 12 pence (d), a crown = 5 shillings, 1£ = 20 shillings, 240 d in a £. And a penny = 4 farthings. A shilling is like 5p now. Confuzzling, I wonder why we moved to the decimal system :blink: :laugh:
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