Currencies of the world
May 9, 2007 7:15am CST
I live in Scotland and my currency here is UK Sterling. The same as England but different banks. I put a five pound through the wash by accident and it came out very wet, clean but still usable. Does anyone have currency that is ruined once wet or washed. And how many people thought the UK used the Euro?
9 May 07
Not only did I know you use Sterling, I knew Scotland has their own notes. We laways have sterling on hand as it is also used in the North. I've never wrecked currency in the wash, but I have ruined a few bank cards in my time. Here they are called debit cards and in the US they are called ATM cards. They are not wash and wear.
9 May 07
Yeah, they often took our punts, but would give us change in sterling. It's still the same when we go to the North, they will take our Euros, but give us Sterling change. I was so boggled by that when we were travelling, the English had their own notes that were accepted everywhere, and then we got Scots notes in Scotland, and they did take thm back in England, but it may have just been because we were dumb paddies and they didn't want to confuse us with a geography lesson!
• Sri Lanka
10 May 07
I knew UK had sterling pounds.. n even in a third world country like sri lanka.. if u wash ur notes by mistake, u can dry them n use it once again.. we had a rs 200 note which could not be torn as well, but it is not in circulation anymore.. dunno why
9 May 07
Euro bills survive washing if you let them dry up afterwards. But if you pick them up or unwrap them or so they tear with ease, they should make them plastic as well rather than paper just like in Australia, untearable money. And nope, didn't think the UK used the Euro. Tsk tsk not wanting to give up your precious pounds ;).