Sep 24, 2007

To burn or not to burn?

About a month ago, I asked Lesboman for some...


movie-mags


... that were going to be used for my Creative Strategy tutorial classes.

We were supposed to create our own ads.


When he passed the magazines to me, he found a...


queen-e-ii

faraday-bank-note



Then he told me that it's worth nothing now and gave it to me.

I had an idea.

I was planning to use...


lighter


... on...


queen-e-ii

faraday-bank-note


today, but I didn't know why I was hesitant.


Just to validate my fears, I went and did some research.

I found that...


queen-e-ii

faraday-bank-note


is worthless; everywhere, except London. More specifically, the Bank of England.


This is a Series E £20 bank note with Michael Faraday on the back.

Faraday was a chemist and physicist. Remember the chem and physics lab names in high school?!

It was issued in June 1991 and withdrawn in February 2001.

The reason it's worth something and yet, not worth anything at the same time is simple.

Even though the Series E bank notes have been withdrawn, you can still bring them to the Bank of England to be exchanged for current bank notes.
Applies to any bank notes that have been withdrawn from circulation (Source).


So, do I...


lighter


... it, or not?




You have been served!

6 comments:

kaeshiuh.a.K.a yOuKishi said...

burn money jit doh ar

cheahwey said...

I know lo... See how lor. Must discuss with Lesboman liao.

moo_t said...

20 pounds wor. Just auction it away cheap (e.g. 5-10 pounds) to anyone stay in Britain. ;)

cheahwey said...

aiya... not my money leh. i think. not nice la hor?

Little Raymond said...

You and Deng have been tagged. Terima Kasih.

Cathy C said...

then just keep it la..aduh