The Royal mint is responsible for creating all of the UK’s money. They do this so that it cannot be copied and counterfeited. In recent years the trend has been to turn away from the traditional paper money to the new “plastic” notes that you can leave in the wash and are very hard to rip. Coins both old and new are of interest to the Coin Valuers UK based team of https://www.gmcoins.co.uk/. All of the currency features a “timeless” depiction of Queen Elizabeth the Second on one side. On the other there is a famous figure from British History and some complicated pictures. What are the current denominations of the UK?
- The 50 pound note. This is a rarely seen note that is still paper. It has been cited as the easiest one to forge because of this. It features James Watt and Matthwe Boulton, engineers and manufacturers from the Victorian age. It will be Alan Turing when it finally goes plastic.
- The 20 pound note. Now plastic, this is the last year it will have the economist Adam Smith on it. The new one will feature the artist Turner.
- The 10 pound note. This features the great writer Jane Austin. It is one of the most commonly used notes in the country and is affectionately referred to as “the tenner”.
- The 5 pound note. This has the great War leader Winston Churchill on it with a bomber attacking London in the background.