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    Thumbs up Plastic Bank Notes

    I think this is a really good idea. I went to Australia & New Zealand a few years ago, and their notes seemed a lot more sturdy than ours.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-24029785

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    Mixed views on this Lex.

    Isn't it the unique feel of our paper notes that has foiled many counterfeiters?

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    I thought I'd be anti this idea but I actually think I like the concept. I Think they'll be far more durable and cleaner or cleanable for one thing.

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    Apparently they don't like irons....

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    Looks like we'll start getting plastic money next autumn: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-34127544

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    Our money has been 'plastic' for years

    I think I'd better start getting rid of what I've stashed under the mattress.

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    All those old 5 notes might be worth quite a bit now, Rebbonk!

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    What, the white ones?

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    Yep, they're really collectable apparently.

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    I just wish I'd got a few from Operation Bernhard. - They seem to be changing hands at a good premium these days.

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    A bit of money history in the lead up to the first plastic bank note: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-36047863

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    That's an interesting read.

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    I found it fascinating.

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    Being from one of the lands down under I remember the plastic money. The notes are good as they don't rip like the paper money we have and they have a longer life so that has to be a win/win.
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    The new 5 notes have been released, can't wait to get my hands on one: http://www.rugbyadvertiser.co.uk/new...note-1-7575515

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    The new 10 will be with us in a few weeks: http://www.rugbyadvertiser.co.uk/new...note-1-8041085

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