Monday, December 09, 2019
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The Bank of England is encouraging you to spend your £5 pound notes.  

By tomorrow (May 5 2017) the​ paper £5 featuring Elizabeth Fry will be with drawn.

Retailers and the public no longer have to accept the note as payment or in change.  The new polymer £5 note featuring Sir Winston Churchill will be the only £5 note with legal tender status. Some banks and building societies may accept paper £5 notes after 5 May, but this is at their own discretion.


The Bank of England will continue to exchange Fry £5 notes for all time, as we would for any other Bank of England note which no longer has legal tender status.

They are encouraging anyone who still has paper £5 notes to spend them by this date.

Above: front of the old note.

Below: back of the old note.


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