| Commentary

86 Currency

| Commentary

86 Currency

The reproduction of British currency notes is a criminal offence, regardless of scale and whether or not the reproduction is on banknote paper, unless approval has first been obtained from the authority empowered by law to issue notes of that description1 (currently the Bank of England2). The relevant authority will also own the copyright in the design of its notes. To obtain the approval of the Bank of England, advertisers must comply with certain conditions, for example, reproductions of currency notes must not be the same size as the actual currency notes3.

It is also illegal

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