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January 2009's News

Local notes

Following the success of the "Totnes pound" and other local currency schemes it seems that Lewes in East Sussex is the latest town to go back to the days of Provincial banking and issue their own notes more details can be found here Read more or leave comments Posted on Mon, 26 January 2009 by Phil Mussell
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Scottish banknotes move south...?

A new bid has been launched to force English retailers to take Scottish Banknotes in the same way they do bank of England ones! Apparently no English retailer is obliged to take a Scottish note as they are not backed by the force of Law - Bank of England ones are. This new bid, by Shadow Scottish… Read more or leave comments Posted on Wed, 21 January 2009 by Phil Mussell
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Thanks a trillion

Zimbabwe, already the producer of the biggest denomination banknotes in history is going one better - with the printing of a one hundred trillion dollar note! Last year the Zimbabwe Government lopped ten zeroes off of the currency in an attempt to make the banknotes more realistic but with… Read more or leave comments Posted on Tues, 20 January 2009 by Phil Mussell
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