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Friday, June 30, 2017

LONDON - The British Pound - 1 pound = $1.30

The queen is on every pound - old and new
The coins are thick and the edges are different.
In England - the pound is queen. Even though the United Kingdom joined the European Union - they never switched over to the Euro. The pound is quite a coin. First of all - it is very thick. When you have 10 of these coins in your pocket it is a heavy. They do have 5 - 10 - 20 - 50 -100 euro notes. Each one is a different size and different color.

Few people use credit cards or checks over here - they mostly use debit cards. When you buy something - your card never leaves your hand. You put it in the machine - you approve the purchase.

They recently released a new pound - that is made of two different metals - making it very easy to identify. The edges are also very different. They also have  a two pound coin.

There are 1 - 5 - 10 - 20 - 50 pence coins. Each one is progressively larger. When you shop - price tags seem cheap because one pound is worth $1.30. Lulu has it all down pat already.

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