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Trivia questions for you all.

glyndev
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Trivia questions for you all.

Hi all.
Just a bit of Sunday night fun.
1)  If you take one of each denomination of legal tender coins in use within the UK (e.g. 1p, 2p, etc). What is the total value of the coins Huh.

2)  If you take one of each denomination of bank notes in use within the UK. What is the total value of the bank notes Huh.

3)  If you add the above 2 answers together what is the total value of ALL denominations Huh.



OK in light of Thomas pointing out my error in Q2 I have ammended it.
No more being pedantic please.
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Re: Trivia questions for you all.

The answers are as follows:
1. Depends on if you count coins such as the 25p coin (which is technically still legal tender even though it's not minted any more), and the £5 coin... neither of which are really 'in use' particularly. (I think I've got £5 coins hanging around somewhere actually...)
2. £0. No banknote currently in use is legal tender across the whole of the UK.
3. See the above two answers.
pierre_pierre
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Re: Trivia questions for you all.

part way there 1106
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Re: Trivia questions for you all.

Devonports - I wasn't being pedantic; it seemed like a semi-trick question so I was giving what I felt were the correct answers.
pierre_pierre
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Re: Trivia questions for you all.

1124.11
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Re: Trivia questions for you all.

Are you including those minted/printed for Channel Islands, Isle of Man, Scotland, Northern Ireland etc. What about the numerous obverse designs on £2, £1, 50p, 20p pieces, are you counting these as seperate or collective items? Technically each coin with a new date since decimalisation would count as a seperate item to count. Not to mention those notes that are still in circulation but are running side by side with those being withdrawn (currently £20) So your trivia question starts to become a question of logistics.
Uhmm!!
Experience; is something you gain, just after you needed it most.

When faced with two choices, simply toss a coin. It works not because it settles the question for you. But because in that brief moment while the coin is in the air. You suddenly know what you are hoping for.
pierre_pierre
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Re: Trivia questions for you all.

Channel Isle, Isle of Man are not part of UK, Scotland and Northern Island are, Glad he didnt say Great Britain that is another story
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Re: Trivia questions for you all.

M'thinks you're not right about that, I realise they have their own internal governments, but are still part of the UK. In as much you don't need a passport to travel there from mainland Britian.
Experience; is something you gain, just after you needed it most.

When faced with two choices, simply toss a coin. It works not because it settles the question for you. But because in that brief moment while the coin is in the air. You suddenly know what you are hoping for.
pierre_pierre
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Re: Trivia questions for you all.

Sorry no they are not part of the UK  from  http://www.number10.gov.uk/output/Page823.asp
The United Kingdom is made up of four countries: England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Its full name is the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
Great Britain, however, comprises only England, Scotland and Wales. Great Britain is the largest island of the British Isles. Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic form the second largest island.
The UK is just under 1,000 km long from the south coast of England to the extreme north of Scotland, and is 500 km across at its widest point. It shares a single land border with the Irish Republic. Despite its relatively small size the UK boasts incredibly varied and often very beautiful scenery.
The Isle of Man and the Channel Islands are not part of the United Kingdom. They are largely self-governing with their own legislative assemblies and systems of law. But the British Government is responsible for their defence and international relations.
glyndev
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Re: Trivia questions for you all.

In both Q1 and Q2 I said "one of each denomination"  i.e. 1 x 1p,  1 x 2p etc
pierre_pierre
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Re: Trivia questions for you all.

The Royal Bank of Scotland also issues coins, so UK is 2x1p +2x2p etc.
Total coins is £18.11, more explanations to follow  (I havnt included Sovereigns and half Sovereigns which are still legal tender - but what is their value?)
geewizz
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Re: Trivia questions for you all.

1) £9.13
2) £186
3) £195.13
Contrary to the information in the previous post, the Royal Bank of Scotland does not issue its own coins.
To address another confusion in this thread, a £10 note from the Bank of England has the same denomination as any other £10 note. Likewise, a 50p coin with one design has the same denomination as a 50p coin with a different design.
pierre_pierre
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Re: Trivia questions for you all.

you have still missed a lot
Maunday Coins? 4, 3, 2 and 1 = 10 are legal tender coins 9.23
BoE notes 5,10,20,50 = £85
Bank of Ireland 5,10,20,50 =£85
First Trust 10,20,50,100 = £185
Northern 5,10,20,50,100 =£185
Ulster 5,10,20,50  £85
Royal Bank of Scotland 1,5,10,20,100 =£136
Bank of Scotland 5,10,2,50,100 =£185
Clydesdale 5,10,20,50,100 =£185
total notes = 1106
coins 9.23
grand total £1115.23

I think
geewizz
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Re: Trivia questions for you all.

Quote from: pierre_pierre
you have still missed a lot

I don't think so.
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Re: Trivia questions for you all.

Slight correction.
Scottish notes are not legal tender in Great Britain nor in Scotland http://www.bankofengland.co.uk/banknotes/about/faqs.htm#15
http://www.siliconglen.com/Scotland/1_7.html