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The final countdown has started: in less than seven days, the old round £1 coin will stop being accepted as legal tender. Specifically, you have until midnight on Sunday 15 October to spend your old pounds in the shops. How can you make the most of those last round pounds, and what can you do if you miss the deadline?
Well, while it may be a good idea to dig around the couch cushions and check last year's winter coat, some retailers have already said they will still be accepting the old coin for a limited time, so you'll have some reprieve should you come across a lost pound later this month.
For those who want to make the most of those old coins, however, we have some suggestions for you:
Whatever you decide, make sure you've checked around your house and in your children's piggy banks, and say goodbye to your old round friend.
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