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cbk

20 pound note not kosher

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Can anyone explain why the currency exchange wouldn't accept a 20 pound note with Adam Smith on the back and with a felt tip x over the 0 in the 20. The woman pointed to some poster and said I could spend in my own country but not exchange in Thailand. 

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Obviously did not want a defaced note,her choice.

How many exchanges have you tried ?

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9 minutes ago, Madusa said:

Obviously did not want a defaced note,her choice.

How many exchanges have you tried ?

That’s the right answer. No markings, Rips, tears are a no no - they want clean notes 

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I always ask the bank for clean notes because this has happened a lot over the years, some countries are worse than others. Myanmar was the worst, would only accept virtually brand new dollar bills, even ones that had been folded were rejected...

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If you arrived with a bundle of knackered notes only - you'd be pretty knackered 

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2 minutes ago, Cat Crumpet said:

If you arrived with a bundle of knackered notes only - you'd be pretty knackered 

Not sure if it’s still the case, but when I went to Myanmar 5 years ago or so there was literally no other way to get cash, no ATM’s or anything. So if you didn’t bring enough with you, you were stuffed.

There was a couple ‘shops’ that would exchange the less than perfect notes, but they were hard to find and you got an appalling rate, something like half of true value.

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1 minute ago, aw1 said:

Not sure if it’s still the case, but when I went to Myanmar 5 years ago or so there was literally no other way to get cash, no ATM’s or anything. So if you didn’t bring enough with you, you were stuffed.

There was a couple ‘shops’ that would exchange the less than perfect notes, but they were hard to find and you got an appalling rate, something like half of true value.

Exactly - and sometimes the atm's spit out dodgey notes - best to order new notes from your bank before you leave your country .  Got to be honest this has only been apparent to me over the last few years . Prior to that i never had any knocked back 

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3 minutes ago, Cat Crumpet said:

Exactly - and sometimes the atm's spit out dodgey notes - best to order new notes from your bank before you leave your country .  Got to be honest this has only been apparent to me over the last few years . Prior to that i never had any knocked back 

Try handing over Scottish money "Sorry cannot"

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Never have a problem with Aussie notes as they are all plastic. Occasionally at one can come across a few damaged or torn ones but you have to try hard to damage them. 

 

2 hours ago, Madusa said:

 

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43 minutes ago, cbk said:

Never have a problem with Aussie notes as they are all plastic. Occasionally at one can come across a few damaged or torn ones but you have to try hard to damage them. 

 

UK have plastic too - but not the 20's or 50's yet 

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1 minute ago, Cat Crumpet said:

UK have plastic too - but not the 20's or 50's yet 

Backward country. Yeah had a few of the new 10s when I was there, better but so small. 

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5 minutes ago, cbk said:

Backward country. Yeah had a few of the new 10s when I was there, better but so small. 

Yes and yes  

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Reckon I must have about £400 worth of 20s with numbers or other writing  on that I have accumulated over the years. Keep saying next time I go back I will take them ......

When does the new £20 note come out?

Not declare itself gay, I mean when does it go into circulation?

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7 minutes ago, Smiler said:

Reckon I must have about £400 worth of 20s with numbers or other writing  on that I have accumulated over the years. Keep saying next time I go back I will take them ......

When does the new £20 note come out?

Not declare itself gay, I mean when does it go into circulation?

Not 100% sure but i think 2020 

https://www.bankofengland.co.UK/banknotes/polymer-20-pound-note

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It’s their poragative - or was that Bobby Brown? I can’t temember.

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