It is reported that the Bank of England has issued a new, plastic five pound note.

The plastic five pound note is here,
Still just enough to buy a beer,
Or maybe a large glass of plonk,
Too much of which might make you honk.

This note is clever in extreme,
More nightmare than a forger’s dream,
For it has lots of features which,
Will stop the forgers getting rich.

A window, Big Ben in the scene,
Two different portraits of the Queen,
A hologram that says ‘Five Pounds’,
And at the top a silver crown.

And one thing found out by mistake,
Is if you one of these notes take,
And hold it on an old LP,
It plays the music in that key.

But then one final feature will,
Make pointless all the forger’s skill,
A note to forgers quite polite,
Says that this note is copyright!

Image – bank of england

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