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The Bank of England has unveiled the new Alan Turing £50 note, but does it make sense to even have it?Read more from BBC News
Is he the guy behind the Macintosh Apple icon?
That must be like the $100 note here.
Not many people carry those around.
The who with the what now?
Finally honouring an extraordinary man, who was so shabbily treated by his country!
I think 50 quid is not equally suspect in the UK as 100 $ would be in the US.
If Ms Tubman had been white she would now be on the new $ 20 bill, but Mnuchin and Trump decided she was not the colour or flavour of the year.
I'm sure Stephen Miller would have helped.
I don´t know about that when one considers that todays 50 pounds will purchase less then I used to get for a 20, so I expect the numbers of 50s in popular circulateion will be increased.
If the average cost of a pint of beer in the U.K. is 3.60, this means that a party of 4 having 2 pints is just under 30 pounds, and for faster service most bars deal in cash, paying with a 50 pound note is likely to increase. For pub drinkers, in the U.K. I suspec 3 pints an evening out is the norm, which would bring the tab up to about 43 pounds
I'm afraid the £50 has been regarded with suspicion for years now. Many have been faked, it is difficult to give £30/40 change to if tendered and very obvious because of its colour and easy to steal / It is also the currency of money laundering and paying a load of them into the banks will sat the alarm bells ringing!
that is happening here also with the euro. While I have a visa and a debit card, I seldom use them as we are basicly a cash based society here. In fact when tourists pull out credit cards, the locals roll their eyes, because the process takes longer then cash, especially with cards from foreign banks.
As for the 50s, there is two processes, I have noticed. The checker marks it with what looks like a yellow felt tip pin, and holds it under a light attached to the cash register. I don´t know what is supposed to happen, because I have seen none regected, but I think the yellow mark changes color somehow. At the tourist shops and department stores in the city, they run the bill through a slot, and if a bell rings, the cashier, says just a minute and pushes a button. this produces two results, another register is opened, and the line is moved to it, and a security guard comes and takes the checker, the customer, and the note somewhere to await the police. Of course the customer, usually a tourist is not automaticly guilty of anything, but the police are interested in any prior transactions that might have provided her with that bill (note, as I said, I use mostly cash, so when I run low, I simply stop by the ATM, where he notes are already scanned before they are passed out. I seldom ask for more then 300€ wjocj cp,es 4 50s 3 20s 3 10s and 2 5s.
In the cases I have witnessed, it is always in the tourist areas, bus and train termius, docks, or airport, and those checked are always tourists. Logical since locals, such as myself, usually get their cash from the ATM that scans money comming in.
The checker marks it with what looks like a yellow felt tip pin, and holds it under a light attached to the cash register. I don´t know what is supposed to happen, because I have seen none regected
Obviously, it is to check for counterfeit bills.