XFool wrote:What can one say? Apart from: "Who WANTS £50 notes?" AFAIK, I have never ever even been in possession of a single £50 note. Apart from simple curiosity, why would I want to be?
They are becoming increasingly useful, as inflation takes the cost of a round of drinks for four over 20 quid and a restaurant meal for two to 50 quid or more. I usually use them for paying amounts between 20 and 50. Bought a pub lunch for 4 of us the other day with one, in fact.
Also, if you are in the habit of taking out a few hundred in cash at a time, then 50s are much more compact then 20s. And saying you need 50's gets you access to a human teller.
I have not run into the problem cited of businesses not accepting them. Some shopkeepers scrutinise them, thinking that they are the most likely note to be forged. But since it is impossible to get them in change, meaning I can only get them from a bank, the chance of my 50 being a fake is effectively zero.