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What Has Happened To The Manx Pound Note?

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I wonder how much I would get for the plastic pound note I have knocking around somewhere

 

Take it to the Antiques Roadshow next time they are over. They know everything.

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I wonder how much I would get for the plastic pound note I have knocking around somewhere

Seen one of those on ebay for £50, I managed to get £27 for 10 normal new pound notes with consecutive numbers from some Canadian mug bidder, oh and as for them being around got 2 in my change today.

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I love to have some in my wallet to use when some dumb English trader starts ranting on about how good the £ is compared with the €. Talk about the world's most inflexible single currency zone - the sterlingzone! They never accept them - mind you if I told them the Manx ones sell for $9.99 on eBay it might be different...

 

PS: the CM gave me a handful in change in his shop at New Year. Maybe he gets issued with the new ones?

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Wow...its amazing what crap people will buy on ebay, will have to dig out some "Manx collectables" to flog!!! :lol:

 

someone is selling a 20p coin for £2-50 + 99p p&p... I have a few of them lying around, I could make a fortune!

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Another fairly recent one was the 5p coins that had the golf ball & the golfer taking a swing. They were being sold as golf markers. Also the 1p with the rugby ball on the back.

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We should unilaterally adopt the €. The govt could then sell off the entire stock of Manx money on eBay as limited edition. And we could all retire to Maughold.

 

Alternatively - print more or the stuff with different pictures and sell it to collectors. Like the stamps. Apart from the actual profit, money which disappears from circulation is profit for the govt.

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Hang on to any Manx £1 notes, they'll be worth a fortune next year - when the financial crisis hits here, and they start issuing £1million notes that buy the same as you get for a quid now.

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i allways take a few £1 notes with me when going to england, u be amazed at the amount of times that u hand it over the bar. that the person behind the bar wants one or the person standing next to you wants one of the notes,

thay normaly want u to give them it for free, but u just say pay for me drink and u can have this one, 8/10 times it normaly works, the drunker thay are the better, thay seam to think its some magic note, i dont mind , makes for a cheap night sometimes

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Brilliant! We are recession proof...it does have a bit of a feel of a Nigerian scam about it but if you can sell £1 for £4 and get the suckers to also pay for postage keep printing them - a runway extension for £10million, a control tower for £1.75 million, Ramsey Pier for £1.25 million, the MEA debt written off for £100 million - its got to be good.

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