THE PLASTIC FIVE POUND NOTE
The new plastic (polymer) Five Pound Note will be issued on 13th September 2016 and the old paper notes will be withdrawn from circulation in May 2017. In the meantime, take the trouble to familiarise yourself with the new notes. The Bank of England has a short video (90 seconds), a smart ‘phone app for Apple and Android, as well as leaflets and posters – ALL FREE OF CHARGE. Alternatively go to www.thenewfiver.co.uk With only a month to go, start preparing now!
Look out for:
Check that Big Ben is GOLD on the front and SILVER on the back
See that the foil patch changes from ‘Five’ to ‘Pounds’
Make sure that the Coronation Crown appears in 3D
Check the ultra-
The new Fiver will be cleaner, safer and stronger than its paper predecessor with sophisticated security features.