Withdrawal of Stephenson £5 Note

As announced on 21 August, the Bank of England is to withdraw from circulation on 21 November, the older style £5 notes featuring a portrait of George Stephenson.
Published on 06 November 2003

Holders of these notes may continue to use them until the 21 November. Thereafter they will no longer be legal tender and so they will not be widely accepted in retail outlets. Most banks, building societies, and Post Offices will continue to accept the Stephenson £5 notes for several months after the 21 November but this will be at the discretion of the individual institution.

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