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From the 13th of September plastic banknotes made of polymer will be introduced in Britain.
 
The Bank of England recommends that everybody handling cash has familiarised themselves with the security features on the new notes before they come into circulation later this month.
The Royal Mint has released five million 50 pence pieces supporting Team GB Olympic athletes have been released to banks across the UK.
 
Bearing the figure of swimmer Jazz Carlin, the coins will now start making their way into the nation's pockets.
The final design for the new Bank of England £5 note entering circulation on 13 September has been revealed.
 
The Bank says the thin and flexible plastic banknotes will be cleaner, more durable and harder to counterfeit than the current paper notes. It does admit that initially they may be prone to sticking together.

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