In 2014, a trial printed note was launched at the Surbiton Food Festival but the trial was not followed up. This Kingston pound is extremely rare. 

 

The idea of Kingston Pounds was conceived early in 2013 over a pint in a pub. The group, headed by Andrew Connolly and Peter Scherschel, continued their work over the next six years, gradually promoting, developing and building up the scheme. In 2014, a trial printed note was launched at the Surbiton Food Festival but the trial was not followed up. 
Later that year, the online app. was tested and developed, leading to a full launch during 2015. The agreement in November by Kingston Borough Council to accept business rate payments with the e-pound formed a watershed moment in the development of the currency. 
Although concepts were considered for a printed note during 2016, it was only in October 2018 that Kingston Pounds were launched to the public during a grand presentation at Kingston University. The notes were designed by Kingston University Graphics graduates Ella Hilton and Molly Dunne and include a wealth of interesting features. One of the concepts is that the note can be held up next to a well-known Kingston landmark and a photo taken with the building and the note. One half of the building will line up exactly with the note. The precise coordinates of where to stand to take such a photo are printed in the design. The notes are filled with a wealth of interesting details for users to find. 
 

Kingston 2014 K£1

£49.99 Regular Price
£39.99Sale Price
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