As the new £5 note enters circulation in the UK, we’ve taken the opportunity to run you through all the need-to-know fiver facts and to give you a sneak peek at what will soon be in your wallet.
The first five pound note entered circulation in 1793, acting as a promise to pay the bearer the sum of five pounds – a statement which is still present on the notes today. Take a look at just how it’s changed:
Changes in the cost of living means that the new £5 note may not buy you as much as it once could. Curious about what that £5 could have bought you in years gone by? Take a look at our Back in Five post to see what’s changed when it comes to spending your fivers. You can compare the day-to-day costs through the years and pin-point the year with our fun nostalgic facts!