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I have a £50 note I got for my birthday but I'm not sure if any shops will accept it. If I go into a post office will they change it up for me (2 £20's and a £10)?
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Or go into a shop and buy a Freddo Frog.
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I used a £100 note in Asda once. They accepted it - but only after putting it through forensic examination first. There's something pleasing about buying something at £8.50 and getting £91.50 of change.
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Most shops will accept them. They are a pain in the arse - for a note of such high value, it is surprising that it has so few security features when compared to other notes.

If you don't want to go shopping with it, I am sure the post office will change it up.
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just go to your bank and get changed up :facepalm2:
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Most shops probably wouldn't refuse it.
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I'd probably deposit it at your bank then withdraw from a cash machine to get tens/twenties.
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Theres no reason shops should decline it unless you start rinsing their till for all the change in it the most they should do is actually check its real..
failing that banks, the post office etc. will usually change it for you although some retailers demand you buy something before changing it.
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most shops will take without asking to many questions
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Won't be a problem anywhere as long as you don't buy something for 10p. By law everywhere has to accept it anyways, although there are bound to be one or two that say they don't.
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The new £50 notes are more secure than the older £50 notes. We accept them all the time where I work.

I figure if that special hologram works (i.e it moves about), it can't be fake...
That and the colours are meant to rub off, but I generally don't test that.

As long as any note doesn't feel funny, and looks well printed, I accept them.
We count many thousands in one go, so you can't be testing every 20-50 you see in a forensic way.
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Generally most retail stores have UV Scanners/Pens to show the hidden security features of notes. There are also many different ways to tell if a note is fake - the number, the paper; if you hold it up to the light you can see the queens face in the normally black centre part. In other words people trust the £50, even if it is uncommon to use £50 notes for small-ticket items.
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Get a grip.
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Change it at the bank
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