I really like the look new £5 note and I'm looking forward to seeing the new £1 coin as well. For those that enjoy a pub quiz, as I do, will find the rest of this article is just packed with facts that I'm sure will come up from the quiz master anytime soon.
I do have one issue with the new fiver though. I've noticed that if you put two of them together in your wallet, they seem to get a bit tacky on the window section. Or maybe I'm holding my first new fiver forgery?
Soon we will be saying goodbye to something most of us have handled and looked at every day for decades - in many cases all of our lives. Familiar in its dull goldish colour, its surprising weight and its thickness, the £1 coin has been in circulation since April 21, 1983.