New plastic £5 launched - in 1999
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Archive: Plastic £5 note launched in Northern Ireland in 1999

The Bank of England is releasing its first £5 polymer note, but the Northern Bank was the first in the UK to issue a polymer fiver back in October 1999.

Watch archive footage as BBC News NI's James Kerr reports on the introduction of the new note, and asks if it will catch on with shoppers.

  • 13 Sep 2016