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Old 04-06-2008, 10:16
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i have just been given half of a ten pund note - the bit with the queens head on and the number down the side, can i use it or will i have to take it to the bank and if i do what will they say?
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Old 04-06-2008, 10:19
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Do you really need to ask?
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Old 04-06-2008, 10:20
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You need to send it to the Bank of England / Royal Mint. They'll send you a cheque for it which will take a couple of weeks. I think if you pop into your local bank they'll give you the form.
I did it when I found 40 in ripped up tenners in a bin whilst chambermaiding. Nice tip.
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Old 04-06-2008, 10:20
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I think you can but they might ask where the other half is and will that person come in and ask for a brand new tenner as well.
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Old 04-06-2008, 10:22
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I think you can but they might ask where the other half is and will that person come in and ask for a brand new tenner as well.
o yes, never thought of that. thanks
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Old 04-06-2008, 10:22
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You might get change for a fiver
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Old 04-06-2008, 10:27
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Why were you given half a ten pound note?
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Old 04-06-2008, 10:29
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Why were you given half a ten pound note?
are you sugesting i am 'half price'? it was the bosses son that gave it to me. and what the bosses son wants the bosses son gets!
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Old 04-06-2008, 10:31
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There's information from the Bank of England and an application form here:

http://www.bankofengland.co.uk/bankn..._banknotes.htm

From that page:

The Bank of England’s Mutilated Note service exists to reimburse members of the public with the face value of any damaged, mutilated or contaminated Bank of England notes, providing there are sufficient fragments or remains. As a general rule there should be evidence of at least half a note. The Bank currently receives around 35,000 individual applications per year, totaling around 40 million. Despite the high volumes the majority of claims are assessed within a few days.
I'm assuming that it is a Bank of England note that we're talking about and not, say, a Scottish or North Ireland note.
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Old 04-06-2008, 10:31
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They make a note of the serial number. That way, if someone else sends in the other half they won't be able to claim it.
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Old 04-06-2008, 10:31
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are you sugesting i am 'half price'? it was the bosses son that gave it to me. and what the bosses son wants the bosses son gets!
Give it back to him and ask for a proper one.
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Old 04-06-2008, 10:39
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are you sugesting i am 'half price'? it was the bosses son that gave it to me. and what the bosses son wants the bosses son gets!
Was he the one who ripped it??

I'm sure there is some archaic law or other that classes that as treason

Threaten to dob him in
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Old 04-06-2008, 10:45
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Give it back to him and ask for a proper one.
like i said 'he is the bosses son' i could feel a p45 moment coming on if i did that.
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Old 04-06-2008, 10:46
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What did he give it to you for? For you to get it replaced?
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Old 04-06-2008, 10:51
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like i said 'he is the bosses son' i could feel a p45 moment coming on if i did that.
No you couldn't!!

Assuming this is not a joke, you have the right to be paid in legal tender! Half a tenner ain't legal tender. He is breaking the law simple as that, trying to fob you off so he doesn't have to deal with a damaged note.

If he sacked you, you could bounce his ass into a tribunal so quickly.. and trust me the compensation would be more than a tenner
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Old 04-06-2008, 10:55
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He's been watching too many American movies, they are always tearing their money in half.
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Old 04-06-2008, 11:11
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i have just been given half of a ten pund note - the bit with the queens head on and the number down the side, can i use it or will i have to take it to the bank and if i do what will they say?
It's worth a fiver. And remember - if they give you any hassle in the shop, just look at them sternly and say in a Scottish accent "I think you'll find that's legal tender."

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Old 04-06-2008, 11:20
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Do you really need to ask?
Why say that?
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Old 04-06-2008, 12:08
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i thought that too!
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Old 04-06-2008, 12:12
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As long as you have a serial number, you can send it to the Bank of England Mutilated Notes Centre in Leeds.
I wouldn't worry about it.

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Old 04-06-2008, 12:41
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i thought that too!
My comment was directed at the question "Can I use it?" I feel it's pretty obvious that no merchant with a full set of marbles would accept half a ten pound note as payment and that's why I made that comment.

I accept, however, that there was a second question in the OP about going to a bank. My comment was not directed at that portion of the enquiry, but apologies for any confusion.

OP, I agree with those who said you shouldn't have accepted it, even if it was from the bosses son. Was it payment for something of yours? Were you giving him change? What were the circumstances?
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Old 04-06-2008, 12:56
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My comment was directed at the question "Can I use it?" I feel it's pretty obvious that no merchant with a full set of marbles would accept half a ten pound note as payment.

I accept, however, that there was a second question in the OP about going to a bank. My comment was not directed at that portion of the enquiry, but apologies for any confusion.

OP, I agree with those who said you shouldn't have accepted it, even if it was from the bosses son. Was it payment for something of yours? Were you giving him change? What were the circumstances?
Bosses son not as evil as i am making out here. the tenpound (half of) is his own and i think he thought he would off load the problem on to me and i would give him a ten pound note out of the petty cash. i didnt.
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Old 04-06-2008, 13:01
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Bosses son not as evil as i am making out here. the tenpound (half of) is his own and i think he thought he would off load the problem on to me and i would give him a ten pound note out of the petty cash. i didnt.
So was it your tenner from your wallet that you gave him?

Or was it from the till of where you work?

If the latter, it's your bosses problem, not yours. If the former, you were a bit silly to accept it.
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Old 04-06-2008, 13:10
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So was it your tenner from your wallet that you gave him?

Or was it from the till of where you work?

If the latter, it's your bosses problem, not yours. If the former, you were a bit silly to accept it.
it is his ten pund note. i have now been to the bank, as i do on a daily basis. they just looked at me and said that they wont/carnt do anything with it. Ten pund note now back on bosses sons desk.
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Old 04-06-2008, 13:42
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it is his ten pund note. i have now been to the bank, as i do on a daily basis. they just looked at me and said that they wont/carnt do anything with it. Ten pund note now back on bosses sons desk.
Oh well, it's not your problem then. Don't worry about it.
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