Get Bristol Pound Notes

Bristol Pounds are designed by local artists, made for the people of Bristol.

They’re beautiful! You can get hold of them either by swapping Sterling for notes at a cashpoint’ shop, or by buying them in our online store below.

Cash Points

Swap Sterling for Bristol Pound notes over the counter at these shops.

  • Beast Clothing
  • Bristol Hub
  • Bristol Temple Meads
  • Coexist
  • Conscience Foods
  • Folk House Café & Bar
  • Harvest
  • Hengrove Park Leisure Centre
  • Little Victories
  • Stokes Croft China
  • Small Street Espresso
  • Spike Island Café
  • Sweetmart
  • We The Curious

Cash Point Plus

As well as swapping Sterling, businesses can bank Bristol Pounds at a cash point plus. You can withdraw Bristol Pounds from your account here too.

  • Bristol Credit Union
  • Bristol Tourist Information Centre
  • Compuwave Computers
  • Tobacco Factory Café Bar

Online Shop

You are able to purchase two different types of Bristol Pounds (using Paypal):

  • Current Bristol Pounds or
  • Souvenir notes (1st edition - 2012, 2nd edition - 2015 or third edition - 2018) complete with certificate of authenticity

Delivery time is 3-5 working days.

A message to collectors

Bristol Pound CIC reserves the right to refuse currency orders which we have reason to believe are being placed with the intention of reselling currency as souvenirs.

Please note that the purpose of the Bristol Pound is to increase the circulation of money within our local economy, to address the inequality, barriers to social inclusion, and sustainability and environmental concerns associated with the increasing globalisation of our economy.  We are a non-profit organisation, and we gain no income from the sale of current Bristol Pounds as currency.  The money you pay for current Bristol Pounds has to go into a trust account to ensure every Bristol Pound in circulation is backed by sterling. 

As such, whilst we cannot prevent your buying notes for resale to collectors, this does go against our purpose, and is in fact a drain on our resources (as we still have to administer your transactions) which impacts negatively on us and the work we are trying to do for local people in Bristol.  We would therefore encourage you as a collector and trader either to restrict your purchases to souvenir sets (which, unlike current Bristol Pound currency do provide a small income to us).

Souvenir paper pounds

If you are after mint (i.e. unissued) souvenir notes (with low serial numbers and in denominations of your choice), please purchase souvenir notes using the shopping cart buttons below. Important note - souvenir notes are not currently in circulation and cannot be spent.

 

Current paper pounds (2018 edition)

This virtual "cashpoint" is for obtaining Bristol Pounds for spending (or giving as gifts for others to spend!). Paper notes will be issued to you by post.

There is a £5.00 fee to cover postage, administration and charges. Delivery time is 3-5 working days. The notes you will receive will likely be in £B5 and £B10 denominations (with some £B1 notes because this is most practical for spending).

Souvenir Paper Pounds 1st Edition
(2012 print)

Including a certificate of authenticity, unused and unissued.

  • £B1 - OUT OF STOCK
  • £B5 - OUT OF STOCK
  • £B10 - OUT OF STOCK
  • £B20 - OUT OF STOCK

First edition prints from 2012. 

UK Sales

Please use the drop down boxes below to choose your Bristol Pounds. Postage will be charged at £1.77 (First Class Signed For service).

International Sales

Please use the drop down boxes below to choose your Bristol Pounds. Postage will be charged at £9.00 (International Tracked and Signed for service).