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savingmad
Old 02-02-2011, 3:43 PM
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I had some money put away for an emergency,
Well emergency came i went to pay the money to be told that 160 was old 20 notes and they would not take them.
Can i take them to the bank will they change them or have i lost them?
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Old 02-02-2011, 3:44 PM
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damn, depends how old. I would take them to the bank straight away
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Old 02-02-2011, 3:45 PM
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The bank won't take them (most likely).

The Bank of England will.

http://www.bankofengland.co.uk/bankn...rawn_notes.htm

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Some banks, building societies, and Post Offices may still accept the most recent of the notes withdrawn from circulation for deposit to customer accounts or exchange for current series notes. However, agreeing to exchange these notes is at the discretion of the individual institution.
All Bank of England notes from which legal tender status has been withdrawn remain payable at face value forever at the Bank of England in London. Any such notes may be presented for payment either in person during business hours, or sent to us by post.
Go to exchanging Bank of England banknotes withdrawn from circulation for more information.
You may wish to contact the Bank before making a special journey to check that the Public Counter will be open at the time of your planned visit.
You only live once so make the most of it!
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Old 02-02-2011, 3:45 PM
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Might be worth taking them to the bank, all they can say is no!
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Old 02-02-2011, 3:47 PM
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Hi

I had some money put away for an emergency,
Well emergency came i went to pay the money to be told that 160 was old 20 notes and they would not take them.
Can i take them to the bank will they change them or have i lost them?

I'd get rid of those white 5 notes while you're at it.
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Old 02-02-2011, 3:48 PM
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and those Groats.
Get some gorm.
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Old 02-02-2011, 3:53 PM
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send them to me if you want, I'll get rid of them for you. I will give you 15 for every 20.
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