Ancient Lydian coin
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Journey to plastic: A history of money in five objects

In September the Bank of England will introduce the first £5 notes made of plastic.

BBC News visited the Citi Money Gallery at the British Museum to look at five key objects that have been used as monetary tokens in previous societies.

Video journalist: Dougal Shaw

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