Identifying Sterling Currency With Little or No Vision
Identifying sterling currency apart with little or no vision.
When you are unable to see what a coin is it can be difficult to identify what money you have in your purse or pocket. The information below will explain to you how you can feel the difference between sterling currency – you can let your fingers become your eyes to identify what money you have.
1p – The 1p coin is a small round coin with smooth an edge.
2p – The 2p coin is larger than the 1p, it is also a round coin with smooth edges.
5p – The 5p coin is a small round coin with a ridged edge, it is similar in size to the 1p coin.
10p – The 10p coin is larger than the 5p, it is a round coin with ridged edges. It is similar in size to the 2p coin, so the edges have been made tactile to make the 10p distinguishable from the 2p.
20p – The 20p coin is a small heptagon shaped coin with smooth edges.
50p – The 50p coin a larger heptagonal shaped coin with smooth edges.
£1 – A similar size to the 20p coin but much thicker, the £1 coin has 12 edges meaning the space between the edges is lessened and distinguishes it from the other coins.
£2 – A similar size to the 50p coin but much thicker, the £2 coin features a smooth edge.
£5 – The smallest in size of the notes, the £5 is smooth all over.
£10 – Slightly larger than the £5 in size, the £10 note also features 2 clusters of raised dots in the top left corner when the note is facing you. This is how you identify it as a £10 note.
£20 – Bigger again to the £10, the £20 notes feature a series of 3 clusters of raised dots in the top left corner when the front of the note is facing you, this is how you identify it as a £20.