Are the notes above £20 rare?

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Anonymusy
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I've only ever seen them years ago when they were paper and weren't mine. I've never actually got one from anywhere. Do they even exist?
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I saw a 50 note in person for the first time when I was 26. Not seen one since :lol:
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had the odd one as a present from family members because the rarity of them made them kind of novel, of course, you take them straight to the bank
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yeah they are i think. I’ve seen £50 notes before but very rarely....
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The more you handle cash the more you see 50's and 100s, past a point they're just more efficient to carry and count.
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(Original post by Anonymusy)
I've only ever seen them years ago when they were paper and weren't mine. I've never actually got one from anywhere. Do they even exist?
They're not rare, but most people won't generally use them because (a) it takes more effort to get hold of them, and (b) people aren't as familiar with them because they're not generally used.

It's a bit of a circular problem. People are reluctant to accept them, because they're not familiar with them because they don't show up in general circulation. But it's precisely because they're not in general circulation that people aren't familiar with them.

Consider the £20 note. You won't get it in change because you generally aren't paying with higher value notes. But you get them all the time from cash machines. So the average person who uses cash is going to be reasonably familiar with the size and design of a £20 note. They're more likely to notice if there's something a bit odd about it. But most people won't ever see a £50 note. Cash machines don't dispense them, and you won't get them in change. You'd need to go some effort to get hold of one (e.g. visit a bank). If someone offered one in payment, you would be reluctant to accept it as you're not familiar with the size/design/security features. Plus £50 is a big loss if it turns out the note is fake.
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I've only ever seen them years ago when they were paper and weren't mine. I've never actually got one from anywhere. Do they even exist?
I remember seeing three in an envelope that my mum had years ago. Never seen one since.
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Size:  356.4 KBThey’re definitely rare! but I like to keep one just for a keepsake.
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I have seen quite a few £50 notes, but yeah not as much.
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£70 notes are handled only by the chief lizards at the Bank of England. If they are seen in sunlight they will immediately burn. There are unconfirmed rumours that a £165 note exists too. :iiam:
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