Old £1 coins: don’t get short-changed after Sunday’s switchover


You will still be able to spend old round pounds after the deadline. Here’s where …

British households have got rid of £60m-worth of the old “round pound” coins over the past week – but there are still more than £400m-worth still in circulation – and down the backs of sofas – with just this weekend to spend them.

From midnight on Sunday the round pound will no longer be legal tender. Many retailers have made it clear they won’t take them anymore, including Sainsbury’s, M&S and Lidl. But there’s no need to panic as Tesco, Aldi, Iceland and Poundland, plus lots of small retailers, say they will continue accepting them for a short period, while the big banks will let you deposit them into an account for months yet.

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