Following in the footsteps of Totnes, Lewes, and Stroud, Brixton has become the fourth urban centre to launch its own currency -- the Brixton pound (BÂ£). The Brixton pound comes in denominations of BÂ£1, BÂ£5, BÂ£10 and BÂ£20. The Brixton pound will be pegged to sterling and will only be accepted within Brixton, and will be convertible into sterling at a designated issuing point. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/financetopics/recession/6201505/Brixton-to-launch-its-own-currency.html I wonder if this could take off elsewhere. Nothing illegal in it. May even have a go at launching my own currency, which I'll happily exchange for that cumbersome and barbaric gold and silver that you may have lying about. Looking at it, it should be reasonably easy to counterfeit and, as the Sovereign is not involved, might it actually not be illegal, apart from copyright infringement, to print counterfeit Brixton pounds?