Quids in at city bar’s old money amnesty
A Sunderland pub is lining up the shots to help you empty your pockets of the old £1 coins.
From October 16, the old round coins will no longer be accepted in shops, restaurants and other retailers.
To help you get rid of the old money, Revolution in Low Row is hosting a Coin Amnesty.
Drinkers at the bar can trade in the old coins in return for a shot from the bar’sHandcraftedFlavours range, which ranges from pear drop to peanut butter flavour, until Saturday - with a maximum of three shots per customer.
The new 12-sided £1 coins were released at the end of March and are currently in a period of “co-circulation” with the old ones.
Despite this, it’s estimated that there are millions of round pounds still in circulation.
After October 16, any unspent old £1 coins can be traded in at banks but this is only a temporary option.
The Royal Mint has encouraged people to spend, bank or donate the coins before October 15.
The Royal Mint introduced the new £1 coin on 28 March to help crack down on counterfeiting, with one in 30 of the old version estimated to be fake.