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Money, money, money! A new banknote gallery is coming to London

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Hayley Spencer

We're pretty good at blowing it in our city, but if you can hold onto it our money definitely deserves a closer look. So a new gallery dedicated to banknotes and set to open at the Bank of England museum later this summer is definitely worth a gander.

Opening to coincide with the launch of the new polymer five-pound note next month, it will pay dues to notes from as far back as 1964. The oldest paper notes and Nazi forgeries will be included, as will a notable £5 altered to a £50 and exchanged for a cow in 1850.

Drawings, designs and notes will also be displayed to document the finer, often overlooked details on our notes.

The gallery is free to enter and will open on September 7 at the Bank Of England Museum off Threadneedle Street, EC2R 8AH.

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