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Paper banknotes could soon be a thing of the past

The Bank of England has announced it may introduce plastic notes.

It is claimed they last longer, are cleaner and more secure.

A few commonwealth countries already use plastic banknotes, but what does the British public make of them?

Hugh Pym has been finding out.

  • 10 Sep 2013
  • From the section UK
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