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Old style, round £1 coin, being withdrawn

The new 12 sided £1 coins are being introduced since the 15th March 2017.

The old round one pound £1 coin is being withdrawn, and after 14th October 2017 it will no longer be in daily use. To avoid taking it to the bank, ask your friendly British person to exchange it soon.

https://www.google.co.uk/?gws_rd=ssl...+coin+deadline
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Old 22.06.2017, 12:35
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Re: Old style, round £1 coin, being withdrawn

Are they changing the trolley locks?
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Old 22.06.2017, 12:41
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Re: Old style, round £1 coin, being withdrawn

Fudge, have a multitude of those as all the coin machines for golf balls on driving ranges take those......
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Old 22.06.2017, 12:45
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Re: Old style, round £1 coin, being withdrawn

Bugger. I've got 3 of them at home and I wasn't planning on visiting Blighty again until next year. Guess that means I have to fork out for a flight back to spend them soon.
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Old 22.06.2017, 12:46
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Fudge, have a multitude of those as all the coin machines for golf balls on driving ranges take those......
There are a lot of fakes around, which is why they are being replaced...
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Old 22.06.2017, 12:48
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Bugger. I've got 3 of them at home and I wasn't planning on visiting Blighty again until next year. Guess that means I have to fork out for a flight back to spend them soon.
Give them to me, I can spend them for you.
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Old 22.06.2017, 13:34
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Re: Old style, round £1 coin, being withdrawn

I was over in Burnley last month.
After reading this news I collected all the change which I had amassed over the last 18 years.
Tied up in socks, pastille boxes and other strange places.
My mum took it all to Tescos, where they had a machine to automatically count it.

Worked out at just over 130 quid - but a few strange coins got rejected. Including one from Namibia and Serbia.
They charged 4 quid for changing it - but I am happy this dross is out of my life.
Kept one old pound for posterity.
Took my mum out for a curry on the proceeds.
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Old 22.06.2017, 14:13
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Are they changing the trolley locks?
Just use a yale key... that way nothing stays in the lock...
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Are they changing the trolley locks?
I find a Swiss Franc fits. For some reason I tend to have a few of them most of the time.
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Old 22.06.2017, 15:34
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I was over in Burnley last month.
After reading this news I collected all the change which I had amassed over the last 18 years.
Tied up in socks, pastille boxes and other strange places.
My mum took it all to Tescos, where they had a machine to automatically count it.

Worked out at just over 130 quid - but a few strange coins got rejected. Including one from Namibia and Serbia.
They charged 4 quid for changing it - but I am happy this dross is out of my life.
Kept one old pound for posterity.
Took my mum out for a curry on the proceeds.
Holy crap - how expensive is a curry in Burnley???
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Old 23.06.2017, 06:49
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Holy crap - how expensive is a curry in Burnley???
Nah. was about 45 pounds for a slap up meal with drinks.

Called the Spice of India in Nelson. Better than any place I have found in Switzerland.

The rest of the money went towards my dentist bill - the main reason for the trip. (except for visiting my mother of course )
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The new 12 sided £1 coins are being introduced since the 15th March 2017.

The old round one pound £1 coin is being withdrawn, and after 14th October 2017 it will no longer be in daily use. To avoid taking it to the bank, ask your friendly British person to exchange it soon.
Apart from keeping one handy for the trolley, does anyone still actually use coins? Seems a bit last century what with all of the other easier and quicker ways to pay.
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Old 23.06.2017, 08:18
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Apart from keeping one handy for the trolley, does anyone still actually use coins? Seems a bit last century what with all of the other easier and quicker ways to pay.
Local council parking ticket machines are woefully behind their upgrading schedule, try getting out of a car park with plastic.
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Local council parking ticket machines are woefully behind their upgrading schedule, try getting out of a car park with plastic.
As I don't drive, fortunately I don't have that problem.
And yes they do sound behind. About 40 years behind...
While some countries are heading towards a cashless society, others lag way behind and people still have to faff about with coins...
I can't remember the last time I used a coin! Even the one for the trolley is not a real coin!
Most Selecta machines in CH accept credit cards now whilst payments via sms have been accepted for years.
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Nah. was about 45 pounds for a slap up meal with drinks.

Called the Spice of India in Nelson. Better than any place I have found in Switzerland.

The rest of the money went towards my dentist bill - the main reason for the trip. (except for visiting my mother of course )
Hey, my mother comes from Burnley!
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Re: Old style, round £1 coin, being withdrawn

Sadly, I remember when the 1 pound coin was introduced, and it doesn't seem that long ago. I also remember the big pound note and the little pound note. Thankfully I didn't have to worry about money at the time of decimalisation, but my parents had a big biscuit tin full of old, pre-decimal, coins in the house. I have no idea why they kept them. Perhaps they were hoping Tesco would invent a machine to take them off their hands.
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Sadly, I remember when the 1 pound coin was introduced, and it doesn't seem that long ago. I also remember the big pound note and the little pound note. Thankfully I didn't have to worry about money at the time of decimalisation, but my parents had a big biscuit tin full of old, pre-decimal, coins in the house. I have no idea why they kept them. Perhaps they were hoping Tesco would invent a machine to take them off their hands.
If you still have them you might be able to cash them in at a UK bank.
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Old 23.06.2017, 13:42
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If you still have them you might be able to cash them in at a UK bank.
I was at a 1940s weekend, I think in Matlock, but not sure. Everything was sold in pre-decimal currency and you had to change your regular money for it at some rate that didn't sound too attractive.

So maybe keep it for things like that?
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I used to work for the company that made British Rail ticket machines. A country next to South Africa had achieved it's own currency by overstamping old UK one pound coins. (They bought them from the UK mint)

These cunning African citizens were then taking their national coinage to the UK and buying railway tickets with it!

British Rail were disgusted that our machines were letting the false ones through, and demanded we do something about it.

We replied that we could tighten the coin profile, but that might result in only allowing 95% of good £1 coins to be accepted. The new work would take a month, we would need hundreds of used African coins to calculate a new profile, and the work would cost about £20,000 .

Just how many coins were they seeing in the UK machines?

Last year, 132 coins. They decided not to improve their machines.
That job quote gets more and more expensive with time. Inflation?
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Old 23.06.2017, 14:07
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That job quote gets more and more expensive with time. Inflation?
Thanks for the history, why do you always sit on my back? I tried to put you
on my ignore list with all the other Forum idiots, but as a Moderator I cannot
ignore you!

Does it matter if it was £20'000 or CHF 20'000 I have simply forgotten which
currency it was, and relative to the number of African coins turning up, it is
totally irrelevant. Especially as British Rail didn't take up the offer.

Maybe I should send all my postings to you dear God, for prior approval?
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