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are old £20 notes still accepted?

(6 Posts)
mumoverseas Tue 01-Sep-09 09:11:30

I've been going through piles of old papers and have found an envelope stuffed full of the old style £20 notes and am not sure if they are still accepted in shops or whether I can change them in the bank?

jeminthecellar Tue 01-Sep-09 09:12:45

I don't think shops accept them...the big ones you mean?

How come you have found wads of notes anyway, more to the point?!

mumoverseas Tue 01-Sep-09 09:23:14

not really big, just different to the new ones that have more silver stuff on.
found them when sorting through my mum's things following her recent death sad
Can't believe the bizarre things I'm finding

senua Tue 01-Sep-09 09:41:12

Look at any bank note and there will be the message:
I promise to pay the bearer the sum of ...

They always keep the promise.

mumoverseas Tue 01-Sep-09 11:00:50

hmm that implies that the head of the bank of England wasn't male, which he was [win]

Thanks for that, will take them into the bank

NoBiggy Tue 01-Sep-09 11:03:52

Elgar and Adam Smith are OK. Faraday is past it. Anything Faraday or older has to go to the bank.

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