Endof round pound

Stirling Observer - - FRONT PAGE -

Shop­pers in Stir­ling have just two days to use up their round £1 coins.

The coins will no longer be ac­cepted by shops and busi­nesses from mid­night on Sun­day and peo­ple are be­ing urged to spend or bank the old coins be­fore the dead­line passes.

After Sun­day only the new, 12-sided £1 coins can be spent.

Any un­spent £1 coins after Oc­to­ber 15 can still be traded in at banks.

The Royal Mint’s chief ex­ec­u­tive Adam Lawrence said: “The round pound has been in cir­cu­la­tion for over thirty years but as the dead­line ap­proaches we are keen to en­cour­age ev­ery­one to track down their fi­nal coins and use them.”

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