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Author Topic: Has Britain ever issued a 2 note?  (Read 243 times)

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Has Britain ever issued a 2 note?
« on: 14 June, 2019, 09:11:21 AM »
I have a friend who is adamant that the Bank of England issued 2 notes sometime in the 18th Century or thereabouts.

I say, equally pig-headedly "Oh no there there wasn't".

Who wins this battle of stubbornness?
"I live in hope"

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Re: Has Britain ever issued a 2 note?
« Reply #1 on: 10 July, 2019, 11:38:35 AM »
Oh Yes there was!!
According to Wiki: In 1793, during the war with revolutionary France, the Bank issued the first 5 note. Four years later, 1 and 2 notes appeared, although not on a permanent basis.
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Re: Has Britain ever issued a 2 note?
« Reply #2 on: 12 July, 2019, 06:08:29 PM »
Oh Yes there was!!
According to Wiki: In 1793, during the war with revolutionary France, the Bank issued the first 5 note. Four years later, 1 and 2 notes appeared, although not on a permanent basis.

Cheers Tec!  So!  My friend was dead right.  And I was dead wrong!  Wouldn't be the first time.

PS  I was absolutely convinced I tell you that the Bank of E had never issued a 2 note.  Not once. Not ever.  In fact I was definitely decidedly convinced that 2 notes were just musical hall jokes. 
Just shows you how wrong P-Kasso can be.  Watch this space and I'll no doubt show you how much wronger I can be when I really try!
"I live in hope"