. Replaced with the one pound coin.
I have dim memories
of one pound notes from my very early childhood
. They were phased out in 1983
, as due to inflation their value was negligible, and coins are much more robust
and less fiddly. The introduction of £1 coins meant that vending machines
didn't have to have those awfully unreliable note-readers which I met while in America
The final issue notes were small (about the size of modern-day £5 notes) and blue/green, with Queen Elizabeth II
on one side (natch
), and Sir Isaac Newton
on the other.
All the maths textbooks
I used at school featured £1 notes, which is probably why I remember them, seeing as I was two when they were phased out. A pleasing anachronism
for a five year old. I seem to remember that the Bank of Scotland
or Clydesdale Bank
still issues £1 notes. Please /msg me if you can confirm/disprove this.