What Are Rare Coins Worth?

Given the current economic climate, the satirical answer to this question would be “not a lot”. But, that may not be the case. Out there in money jars and down the backs of sofas may be rare British coins that could fetch a pretty penny indeed. What are rare coins worth? In 2016, the government …

How to Detect Fake Banknotes in Pubs

Despite the move to new polymer banknotes, counterfeit cash is still a threat to pubs and bars in the UK. With its profits helping to fund organised crime, counterfeit cash costs the UK economy millions of pounds every year. One of the most popular places to filter fake notes into the market is pubs. They …

How Are Polymer Notes Made?

Polymer banknotes are made using a layered printing process. Starting with a polymer sheet, each element is added to the banknote until it is complete, cut and tested for imperfections. The Bank of England produces over a billion notes every year and every note is made the same. Polymer banknotes were introduced to the UK …

How Much Can You Legally Pay In Coins?

Of the many weird questions people ask about money, this is one you probably hear the most: How much can you legally pay in change. And, if all coins are legal tender, why is there a limit in the first place? You’ve probably heard about the story of when Samsung paid Apple its $1bn fine …

How are Coins Made?

Do you ever look at your change and think: “how are those coins actually made?” How our money is made is an important part of understanding both their security against forgery and the coin’s place in our society. The shape and size of our coins, as well as what is displayed on them are all …

How to Spot Fake Money

Understanding how to spot fake money is an important skill for anyone who handles cash. In addition to supporting crime, failing to spot fake notes could have a serious impact on your business. At any one time, there are around 3.7 billion banknotes in circulation, with a face value of around £70 billion. Of these, …

Fake Or Designer?

As a supplier of counterfeit detectors, we at ZZap decided to do a bit of investigating into the world of counterfeit and find out exactly what the UK population make of it all. We conducted a survey on 485 UK adults across the age ranges 18 to 65. The results revealed that 3 in 10 …

Cash handling policies and procedures with a policy example.

Despite advances in card technology, private individuals still choose to pay by coins and banknotes for 52% of their transactions (Source: Payment Council) and with polymer banknotes and the new £1 coin coming out in the near future, cash is still very much in the game. However is the way you handle your cash losing …

Cash versus card payments

It is common knowledge that in recent years card and electronic payments have become more prevalent. The question is, what are the benefits and pitfalls of cash and card. Knowledge is power. To make informed decisions about your payment processes is a key step in streamlining your business and finding the most cost effective solution …