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But, but……., Ms Fishface

The illustrious Pound Sterling will appreciate on your departure!

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  1. March 27, 2017 at 11:56 am

    I like thistles. They look handsome on coinage.

  2. Boadicea
    March 27, 2017 at 11:58 am

    The design is a bit better than the last lot! I don’t think Mrs Fishface is going anywhere soon.

    I understand there will be a problem with Tesco trolleys. Odd that because in the Hove Tesco I’ve never had to use a coin to get a trolley. One simply cannot take any trolley out of the car-park – there’s this big red line in the ground and the trolleys just grind to a halt. Fiendishly clever!

  3. March 27, 2017 at 2:18 pm

    Maybe our resident techies could tell us how that works?

    Over here the supermarket chains give away tokens for trollies. The idea works – trollies never get knicked or abandoned away from the stores – even though losing a token costs nowt.

    Btw, the gubmint is clearly confident that the thistle is here to stay.

  4. christinaosborne
    March 27, 2017 at 4:02 pm

    One would have thought there would have sufficient lead in time to get all coin operated gismos converted to the new currency. Sounds like someone has made a bloody hash of the timing of it all.
    What’s new in the UK?
    I hate those plastic notes, Canada has them, stick together like glue!

  5. March 27, 2017 at 6:01 pm

    Janus: One or two trolley wheels are equipped with an electric strip. The lines — red or yellow — have a wire running underneath that acts as an antenna sending out signals that will make the electric strips lock the wheels, thus making it difficult — if not impossible — to use that trolley.

    CO: Easier said than done. The problem is pulling that many coins out of circulation and replacing them with the new issues. Phase-out times are often challenging as a result. Sweden had the same issue. The Riksbank chose to change all Swedish coins save the 10 SEK at once. At least when I was there last, in January, vending machines continued to use the old coins even though the new coins had been issued 3 months prior. In the Eurozone the release of the new 50-euro-note was delayed because of the nightmarish roll-out of the new 20-euro-note. Inadequate lead time was given to prepare all cash, vending and ticketing machines resulting in confusion and annoyance. Australia and NZ have done well with their polymer notes — it just takes time to get used to them.

  6. March 27, 2017 at 7:54 pm

    YES, some people never get used to new currencies!! Cherished colleagues and decimal pounds, British folk and euros …life goes on.

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