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Does the new plastic fiver survive the washing machine?

The Bank of England will unveil the final design of its new £5 note this week. The note will be plastic, which is supposed to be more durable than paper notes. The BBC's Kevin Peachey put plastic and paper notes through the washing machine test.

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