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Thursday 25th August 2016
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Why don't £50 notes have ultraviolet strips?


As a shopkeeper, if you put a £5, £10 and £20 note under ultraviolet light, you get a hologram. But that doesn’t happen with a £50 note. Why?
Serge, Welwyn Garden City


Name: Shaz, The City
Qualification: It’s all I carry around!
Answer: The current £50 was introduced in the early 90s, but the other notes were replaced in the early 00s, adding the ultraviolet strip.

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