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Re: Have you ever seen a UK £100 note?

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In Hobart, bus drivers have a $20 float. Made up entirely of coins, and of course "There's always one" who tries to pay a $1.90 concession fare with a $50 note.

The driver either yells at them to go away, or lets them on free. :mrgreen:
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Although we have morphed to discussing the $100 note the same could be said in many cases regarding the 100 pound note.

Since their issue inflation has eaten away at their buying power. The $100 was issued in 1996 and there were 221,842,984 paper notes issued before its withdrawal, I shudder to think how many polymer notes have been issued since. That is indicative of a lot of use.

With inflation $100 today would have the buying power of a $50 note in 1996.

ATM's dispense $50's and $20's so they are common. If ATM's spat out $100's they would be more common. It can only be a matter of time.

I never have a problem tendering a $100 note. If a couple go out for dinner, even at a pub the meals alone can be over $50. Grocery shopping usually over $100. One upon a time that would have been unheard of, I've seen people ahead of me at the supermarket spend over $200. Don't even consider the cost of a tank of petrol.

The reason people don't use them is probably a psychological thing going back to when $100 was a LOT of money. Sadly today $100 is not a lot of money.

But then again, when was the last time you went into a bank and made a withdrawl? A bank is usually the only place you will get them, although I have received a $100 when I made a cash out transaction at a supermarket on a few occasions, which shows that other people do use them.
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Re: Have you ever seen a UK £100 note?

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Tassie_Stamps wrote:One local retailer recently stopped accepting cash payments. :shock: She now takes only EFTPOS or gift voucher as payment.
EFTPOS is payment by ATM card? Different countries have different names for it. Here in Hong Kong its called "EPS"...in Canada its "Interac" or "debit".

Not taking cash payments would depend what type of business you're in obviously. A cafe or bookstore wouldn't want to do it, as who wants to much about doing electronic payment for a $5 or $10 purchase.

A higher-end clothing store or antique shop, sure you could not accept cash, if everything you sell is triple-digits and up.

And how does one get the gift voucher in the first place? You have to buy it by debit card? Seems like it'll pretty much kill any sales to tourists, unless the store also takes credit cards.
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Contactless payment cards are the latest thing for small purchases (like paying for your Starbucks coffee) here :

http://www.theukcardsassociation.org.uk/individual/what-is-contactless.asp
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EFTPOS = Electronic Funds Transfer Point Of Sale.

Yes, an EFTPOS card is also what is used in an ATM.

You make a good point, the merchant fees in Australia for processing EFTPOS are usually around 25c per transaction, so for small purchases like a $3.50 coffee, it's not really worthwhile.

Many banks give same day clearance, money goes directly into the business owners bank account on the day of the transaction.

Above, several good points are made about the $100 note. ATM's don't dispense them which is the only reason why loads aren't seen. Most people don't queue up at a bank to do a withdrawal these days!
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Tassie_Stamps wrote:EFTPOS = Electronic Funds Transfer Point Of Sale.

Yes, an EFTPOS card is also what is used in an ATM.

You make a good point, the merchant fees in Australia for processing EFTPOS are usually around 25c per transaction, so for small purchases like a $3.50 coffee, it's not really worthwhile.

Many banks give same day clearance, money goes directly into the business owners bank account on the day of the transaction.

Above, several good points are made about the $100 note. ATM's don't dispense them which is the only reason why loads aren't seen. Most people don't queue up at a bank to do a withdrawal these days!

Really, Eftpos is free here and always has been. Retailers can charge a 2% markup for Visa and Mastercard and 3% for Amex credit cards, but these charges must be clearly displayed or otherwise its illegal.

To charge a fee for eftpos transactions is illegal and you can be taken to court. Some shops will exercise discretion on issuing cash with eftpos and the only restriction on its use is buying Lotto tickets, Here I have seen people use eftpos for 20 cent purchases of one lolly or a $1 smoke in ghetto areas. Its illegal to sell smokes by themselves, but many Indian run dairies will to make profit.

Some banks may charge electronic (Eftpos) transaction fees, but most accounts have a fixed charge or free EFtpos transactions in their conditions.

Because of this we are almost a cashless society. Paying for a meal other than McDonalds or cafe food with cash is rare and hotel rooms with cash are seen a s very suspicious here. Some one mentioned over 221 million Aussie $100 notes, here we have about 1 million in circulation in total. Half are from 1999 and the other half are 2006.
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Updating this, cash is still rare in New Zealand for most major purchases. 5 million $100 notes were issued in 2016 and most of the million from 1999/06 is still in circulation.

Yet the newspaper a few days ago said of the $300 billion in circulation in New Zealand, barely 2% (6 billion) is in cash money in coins and banknotes. I know for a fact at least $3 and possibly $4 billion of it is in $20 notes, and that coins make up some 300 million (Done by counting the number of coins minted each year for usage in the 2018 Grant catalogue of NZ coins and notes).

Yes Jeff Bezos is 1/3 as wealthy as all of New Zealand!

Buses have changed as most buses use a cashless HOP card system and very few people pay with cashmoney. The cheapest fares are $3 now and some are over $12 in Auckland (Although the Card brings the price down 33%), so small notes are allowed.

Banks now also no longer charge ATM fees except in Credit card transactions. Taking money out of your account on any cashflow machine regardless of the bank, is now entirely free.

How is the big note situation in the rest of the world?
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Here in the US debit cards are so common that most people usually have no bill larger than a $20 on them. People accept $50 and $100 bills readily enough, although they are always checked for forgeries (often the $20s are too). People without bank accounts (I know one. and he knows a few others like him) are more likely to have the larger bills, as that is what they get when they cash out their paychecks.

The rare time I get a $50 or $100 I immediately break it into $20s, usually in the self-service tills at the local Walmart.
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Re: Have you ever seen a UK £100 note?

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Hi everyone,
I'm a bit late to this thread, but thought you might find this interesting.

Here is the original artists paste-up of this note.

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Hand painted in water colour, at 1:1 scale.
Exact size of the issued note, incredible skill.

Don't believe me?
Let's look closer.

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Every single line is hand done.

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Unfortunately I only have the reverse side, but I do have this from the obverse.
Original engravers proof print of Lord Ilay, Governor.

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I am in awe of the skill of these artists and I hope you folks enjoy it too.

Best regards, Mark
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madstampguy wrote:Here is the original artists paste-up of this note.

Hand painted in water colour, at 1:1 scale.
Exact size of the issued note, incredible skill.

Don't believe me?
Let's look closer.

Every single line is hand done.
Err, its an artist paste up alright, but its not all hand drawn.

Its hand colourised, to draw all the elements together, which is still a very skilful piece of work.
(This would have been done over outlines of each of the engravings).

There is a "Balmoral castle" engraving,
a (machine turned) "security pattern" engraving,
a "ceiling of the bank in Edinburgh" machined engraving,
and the two top "ornate corners" engraving (used on previous notes)

These have all been married together, colourised, and block writing overlaid to paste up the overall effect.

(If you look closely on the perimeter of each of the engravings, you can see border lines).

Its gorgeous, but its not all hand drawn.... there are machine engraved parts to the design (notably the security pattern and the ceiling pattern).
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Hi ViccyVFU,
thanks for sharing knowledge of the process.

I only say what I see unfortunately and am only seeing watercolour brush work.

You say "(This would have been done over outlines of each of the engravings)."

Fair enough, but I can't see 'outlines'

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I can see 'pooling' of colour ,typical of brush work.

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I know my scans are not great and I know 'zip' about the way
bank notes are made but I just don't see outlines that the artist
used to colour in.

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Forgive my ignorance.
Best regards, Mark
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Regardless of how the initial image was created, the attention to detail is still way above exceptional! I wonder how many of these note (and stamp) designers, are recognised artists in their own right.
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The outlines are there in a very light grey line all over the design elements. The artist has hand finished using line and wash. But I suspect he may not have touched many of the finely detailed colour areas of the background, all those exact parallel lines etc.

If I had to guess, then the Castle was printed in grey tone mostly complete and then hand finished in colour, but most of the design was already on paper first.

Look at the castles roof line and turrets with the grey lines as outlines of where the design is.

The Castle work though is very finely done with a very steady hand. Intricate and detailed and would have taken days to do!
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Hi folks,
I've spoken with a retired engraver (he wishes to remain anonymous).
I asked him to join this thread but he said he would rather not.

He did however review this thread and said without doubt;
The Balmoral Castle vignette is 100% all artists water colour on thin, almost
'tissue paper' thin paper.

The grey lines would be pencil, sketched after an approved photo or such
by the RBS

So, in his opinion a genuine water colour in it's own right.

There are many more Litho processes involved in this 'paste-up'
but I got lost after 'Litho'.

In conclusion, it's a mixture of processes, art and technology.

Thank you all for your interest,
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Getting back to the Scottish note- some people seem to think that the Scottish (and Irish) Banks just print off notes "willy-nilly". In fact for each local note issued the same amount has to be deposited with the Bank of England (whether this is electronically these days or still with paper money am not sure).

"What is legal tender? It simply means if you have a court order against you for money, the person you owe cannot turn down your settlement if you offer to pay by legal tender."

https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/news/2010/05/true-or-false ... al-tender/

Quite a few places these days will not even accept a £50 note- presumably because of fakes and the potential monetary loss. Haven't tried a £100! (Never had one!)
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madstampguy wrote: 12 Aug 2019 03:38 Hi ViccyVFU,
thanks for sharing knowledge of the process.

I only say what I see unfortunately and am only seeing watercolour brush work.

You say "(This would have been done over outlines of each of the engravings)."

Fair enough, but I can't see 'outlines'

Image

I can see 'pooling' of colour ,typical of brush work.

Image

Image

Image

I know my scans are not great and I know 'zip' about the way
bank notes are made but I just don't see outlines that the artist
used to colour in.

Image

Image

Forgive my ignorance.
Best regards, Mark
I agree, that note is gorgeous.

I think it really is the responsibility of central banks to glam up their high value bank notes and make them look valuable.

I say this because some countries like the USA make their notes look cheap and nasty and even NZ, Australia and Canada have the same style in different colours for their line up - so really the $100 is the same size or almost so as the $5 or whatever the cheapest note is.

I have noticed all through the UK and the Euro, designs are similar, but notes are different sizes and security seals are more elaborate on the big notes.
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During the craziness of the first half of 2015 in Greece, many people tried to protect their savings by withdrawing them in 500 Euro notes which they would keep at home.

One year later when 500 Euro notes were withdrawn from circulation, you could often see pensioners who would queue at the bank till, day after day, to make a deposit of 20 EUR into their account taking back the 480 EUR change.
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Very nice 👍

Thanks for sharing
madstampguy wrote: 11 Aug 2019 03:58 Hi everyone,
I'm a bit late to this thread, but thought you might find this interesting.

Here is the original artists paste-up of this note.

Image

Hand painted in water colour, at 1:1 scale.
Exact size of the issued note, incredible skill.

Don't believe me?
Let's look closer.

Image

Every single line is hand done.

Image

Image

Image

Image

Unfortunately I only have the reverse side, but I do have this from the obverse.
Original engravers proof print of Lord Ilay, Governor.

Image

I am in awe of the skill of these artists and I hope you folks enjoy it too.

Best regards, Mark
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Interesting thread

On the rare occasion I do pay with 100’s I haven’t faced a problem yet (like supermarket or electronic stores or hardware stores)
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PetCin88 wrote: 13 Aug 2022 07:35 On the rare occasion I do pay with 100’s I haven’t faced a problem yet (like supermarket or electronic stores or hardware stores)
You should reread the title of this thread. Does Australia use £100 notes?
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Maldives has a 5000 Rufiyaa Banknote that is rarely seen or used

Face value is roughly AU$457 / US$325 / £268 / €317
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You should read the entire thread and see how the discussion changed to $100 and Scottish Pounds :roll:

Kainnikanada wrote: 13 Aug 2022 07:43
PetCin88 wrote: 13 Aug 2022 07:35 On the rare occasion I do pay with 100’s I haven’t faced a problem yet (like supermarket or electronic stores or hardware stores)
You should reread the title of this thread. Does Australia use £100 notes?
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The current title is relevant!!!!
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Then scold the other people over the last 9 years who went off topic - don’t just pick on me
Kainnikanada wrote: 13 Aug 2022 07:55 The current title is relevant!!!!
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PetCin88 wrote: 13 Aug 2022 07:58 Then scold the other people over the last 9 years who went off topic - don’t just pick on me
Kainnikanada wrote: 13 Aug 2022 07:55 The current title is relevant!!!!
Stampboards is rife with posters who pay no attention to the title of threads. Off topic posts are rampant. Why perpetuate the practice?
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PetCin88 wrote: 13 Aug 2022 07:50
You should read the entire thread and see how the discussion changed to $100 and Scottish Pounds :roll:

READ this, and absorb it, you PestCin88. You have wasted plenty enough Admin time this week. :shock:

You may be too thick to understand but Scotland is in the UK. Which is why they are being issued - and discussed. Durrhhhh. The Maldives is not in the UK.

One more smartass comment on this thread from you, and you will have a nice little 'holiday' from here to read the messages to you. :!: :!:

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Global Administrator wrote: 26 Jan 2013 23:10 A member here based in N.Ireland paid me in NI 100s by Reg'd post.

When next at Heathrow I tried to cash them into $A.

You'd think I was trying to pass off 3 dollar bills. :twisted:

UV lights, suspicious glances, holding up to light, checking books of note images.

Then they said they accept ONE only.

Stick to BofE. :idea:
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Last time I was in the UK I tried paying for a B & B reservation at the Caerphilly, Wales tourist office with a Bank of Scotland £10 note. It was refused, and I could tell the woman behind the desk thought I was trying to pull a fast one on her. I was ordered to go to the bank several blocks away to change it, and she would hold my reservation for 20 minutes. I had other Bank of Scotland notes on me too, so I retrieved them from the zippered pocket in my jacket.

At the bank I explained what had happened, and the bank manager overheard me and came out of his office. He told me the tourist office was not allowed to refuse the notes, and he would call the place and "give them a piece of my mind." He did, and before I left the bank, he assured me I would have no more problems with the woman in charge of the tourist office (He called her by her first name, so obviously knew her). It was an embarrassment, he said, for the people of Caerphilly to treat foreigners like that.

Back at the tourist office, the woman was overly sweet and friendly as I paid using Bank of England money. She did not let on that she had just had a call from the bank manager. So on the way out the door, I said, "Don't take in too much Scottish money this afternoon." From the look on her face, I could tell she knew I knew the bank manager had talked to her.

Since then I've often wondered how someone whose job required her to help tourists all day long, could be so small-minded.
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Last time I was in the UK I tried paying for a B & B reservation at the Caerphilly, Wales tourist office with a Bank of Scotland £10 note. It was refused

The same happened to me years ago. I was on vacation in the UK and returned to London from Scotland. Every store refused to accept a Scottish note and finally I had to exchange it in a bank. No wonder so many Scots want independence :lol:

Britain will probably need a £100 note soon if the £ continues to weaken. About 15 years ago I paid 8.80 ILS for £1. Last week I bought some for 4.05 ILS!
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mbg1248 wrote: 14 Aug 2022 17:23
Britain will probably need a £100 note soon if the £ continues to weaken.
They should go right to £500 and save time. :lol: :lol: :lol:

I sold 100s of these here - and they were REAL money at the time. :mrgreen:

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Last time I was in the UK I tried paying for a B & B reservation at the Caerphilly, Wales tourist office with a Bank of Scotland £10 note. It was refused, and I could tell the woman behind the desk thought I was trying to pull a fast one on her. I was ordered to go to the bank several blocks away to change it, and she would hold my reservation for 20 minutes.

But seriously, if a foreigner tried to pass off something in some Welsh backwater, from the alleged 'Bank Of Clydesdale', with some weird looking git like this wearing a tin foil hoodie, depicted on it ... would YOU accept it as legitimate money!? Only in the UK. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

This is real -- it was an issued legal tender banknote, and is not an April 1 photoshopped joke. 8-)

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"With the Clydesdale Bank brand about to disappear from the High Street, being replaced by "Virgin Money", it's likely that Clydedale Banknotes will be replaced by Virgin Money Banknotes within the next 2-3 years instead.

Are you looking forward to seeing a image of, national treasure, Richard Branson grinning from the obverse of our banknotes?

What would you put on the other side of the notes?"
https://forums.digitalspy.com/discussion/2286621/virgin-money-scottish-banknotes

Anyone like to mock one up? :D
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OldDuffer1 wrote: 14 Aug 2022 23:26 "With the Clydesdale Bank brand about to disappear from the High Street, being replaced by "Virgin Money", it's likely that Clydedale Banknotes will be replaced by Virgin Money Banknotes within the next 2-3 years instead.

Are you looking forward to seeing a image of, national treasure, Richard Branson grinning from the obverse of our banknotes?

What would you put on the other side of the notes?"
https://forums.digitalspy.com/discussion/2286621/virgin-money-scottish-banknotes

Anyone like to mock one up? :D

Ah.. the old Edinburgh vs. Glasgow rivalry continues? ;)
(Not that RBS, BoS, etc., did any better in recent history.)

That thread's from 2018. CYBG bought Virgin Money, not the other way around, but they eventually decided the old Branson name had better brand recognition/visibility for the whole group.

As part of the group, Clydesdale Bank plc retained its banking license and its right to issue banknotes with no plans to change the name on those; https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-business-48687385

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Had a 1960s RBS £100 when that was received over-the-counter in the mid 80s. Eventually decided it was too much money to have locked up in one note, so it was set free again.
The old £1s and some £5s were retained, save for a few which were too tatty, along with replacements and error notes.

Allowing for inflation I'd've been just-about level until recently had I kept it, but the lockdown pushed Scottish banknotes quite a bit higher (on eBay, at least).
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OldDuffer1 wrote: 14 Aug 2022 23:26
What would you put on the other side of the notes?"

Well Sean and I had been working hard on that. But sadly he passed before we got this up and running. :(

Current Polls show a majority of Scots now SUPPORT Independence to sever ties with the rudderless Brexit Poms.

Scots want another Referendum, and the Brits really have no option than to approve it, and the British fate is sealed then, with an Independent Scotland tootling off to join the EU.

King Sean had asked me to fly over to Edinburgh, to advise the new Government on the new "Haggis" denominated stamps and currency, and we accepted. :mrgreen:

He was to mail me a cheque for 20,000 Haggis in advance. :lol:

The next Scottish Monarch, King Sean was to be on all the newly designed money up there. When they formally split from the UK after the next vote, The Pound currency will be renamed The Haggis I have suggested. (Sterling will then crash to 3 to the greenback, or 3 quid = 1 Haggis.

As to the weird looking git with the metal Burkah on the current Scottish £20, they will all be demonitised and sold off in Monopoly sets .... if that is legal tender up there, ANYTHING will pass muster!

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Looks like I predicted this last year, at the cost of making another member quite upset.
Number-O-Ne wrote: 29 Nov 2021 23:52
OldDuffer1 wrote: 29 Nov 2021 23:13 Possibly Scotland???? (Personally I hope not)
It would be fun to watch Scotland first become independent, then become a member of the EU.

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So just as you can "mine" for Bitcoin we could "hunt" for Haggii!
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Global Administrator wrote: 15 Aug 2022 00:24As to the weird looking git with the metal Burkah on the current Scottish £20, they will all be demonitised and sold off in Monopoly sets .... if that is legal tender up there, ANYTHING will pass muster!

No banknotes are legal tender in Scotland, whether Scottish, English or otherwise.

That weird-looking-git on the CB £20 ain't exactly popular in this part of Scotland but I do still have a small stack of Matej Gabris' "£5" Sean Connery fantasy, for which I prompted the news article, which were well received up here... especially by SNP politicians, needless to say. :lol:
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faro wrote: 15 Aug 2022 00:57

No banknotes are legal tender in Scotland, whether Scottish, English or otherwise.

But most coins are; so a trader is obliged to accept £1,000 of coins to settle a debt, but has the right to refuse £1,000 in notes.

Too much imbibing amber liquid has consequences it seems :roll:
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Reading the story about Caerphilly, I can not confabulate why Scotch notes are such a problem to use outside of Scotland. I have a friend who lives in the North of England (Durham) and he gets Scotch notes a lot as its close to el bordero. He usually gets the 5th degree from most shops except supermarkets if he uses even a £5.

Is the Scottish pound worth less than the English one? Is it like 1660 when it was like 12 or 20 Scottish pounds to an English one?

At the very least places that refuse Scottish currency in the rest of the UK, should have signs very clearly shown saying that. Otherwise they have no legal right to refuse it.
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Princestamps wrote: 19 Aug 2022 15:47Is the Scottish pound worth less than the English one? Is it like 1660 when it was like 12 or 20 Scottish pounds to an English one?

More recently, it was the Irish pound/punt which was (usually) worth less after the link to the Pound Sterling was broken in 1979.

There is no "Scottish Pound" nowadays, all Scottish notes are denominated in Pounds Sterling in which they must be backed up.

Princestamps wrote: 19 Aug 2022 15:47At the very least places that refuse Scottish currency in the rest of the UK, should have signs very clearly shown saying that. Otherwise they have no legal right to refuse it.

There is no obligation to accept any banknote, whether legal currency or legal tender.

The latter term refers to settling of debts not ordinary transactions where both parties are free to agree to accept any form of payment whether legal tender or otherwise according to their wishes. There is also no legal obligation to demand change in such cases...

Obviously, businesses in the past would have gone out of business fairly quickly if they did not accept banknotes, although that's not so much the case nowadays.
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satsuma wrote: 15 Aug 2022 15:10But most coins are; so a trader is obliged to accept £1,000 of coins to settle a debt, but has the right to refuse £1,000 in notes.

For settling debts throughout the UK, smaller denomination coins are only legal tender up to 20p (1p,2p), £5 (5p, 10p), £10 (20p, 50p), but ordinary transactions are not the same as settling debts, per above.

And we wonder why electronic transactions are taking over... ;)
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If I'm gifting about $100 cash to someone, I'll go out of my way to give them a $100 banknote, crisp from over the counter, because we so rarely bother with them.

Would do the same with £100 if I had too. It's a nice gesture.

Had a €500 banknote once, in France. Needless to say, I never paid for anything with it and instead swapped it at the bank for smaller €50 notes. Of course, perhaps if I had to pay off a drug cartel, then the larger notes might be more convenient! :lol:
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Catweazle wrote: 17 Sep 2022 13:38 If I'm gifting about $100 cash to someone, I'll go out of my way to give them a $100 banknote, crisp from over the counter, because we so rarely bother with them.

Would do the same with £100 if I had too. It's a nice gesture.

I am not fussy .. either would be fine thanks so much. :lol:
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