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12/11/1984 UK announces withdrawal of the familiar green £1 note

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One Pound Note, Somerset, Series D (Revised Version)

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Key security features of Bank of England banknotes

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1 British Pound Banknote (One Pound Sterling England: 1966) Obverse & Reverse

The English pound note was announced to disappear by Chancellor Nigel Lawson. After more than 150 years, the note was replaced by coins. This idea was credited mainly to the intervention of Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.