Five decades since it changed the way we get our cash – the world’s first ATM was turned into gold for celebrations of its 50th anniversary.
The first ATM (automated teller machine) opened on June 27, 1967 at a branch of Barclays Bank in Enfield, North London.
English actor Reg Varney, who starred in the British TV comedy show On The Buses, was the first person to withdraw cash from the new machine.
Now there’s about 3 million of them around the world. The world’s most northerly machine is in Norway and the most southerly located at the McMurdo station in Antarctica.
To commemorate the anniversary, Barclays transformed the ATM into gold, added a commemorative plaque and placed a red carpet in front for its users.
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