Liverpool pound

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The Liverpool pound refers to various types of local currencies used in Liverpool, United Kingdom.

History[edit]

Between 1793 and 1796, in order to solve a local financial crisis the Liverpool Corporation gained permission from the House of Commons[1] to distribute its own banknotes in denominations of £50 and £100.[2] Today versions of the original notes are displayed at the Liverpool Museum.

In 2017 Israeli technology company Colu launched the Liverpool Local Pound, a digital currency accessible through a smartphone app and which offers discounts at businesses in Liverpool.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Liverpool. Petition of members of the common council of the town on the stagnation of credit". bopcris.ac.uk. Archived from the original on 27 September 2006. Retrieved 18 September 2017.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  2. ^ "Did you know that Liverpool had its very own currency???". Merseyside Reporter. Retrieved 18 September 2017.
  3. ^ Christie, Sophie (27 July 2017). "From Liverpool to east London: Local currencies are making a comeback". The Telegraph. Retrieved 18 September 2017.

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