Andrew Bailey, First Elgar £20 (B402) Crisp UNC

Bank of England, Andrew Bailey Chief Cashier (2004-2011), £20 Elgar commemorative. Crisp Uncirculated.
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SKU: BEB8465

Andrew Bailey became Chief Cashier at the Bank of England in 2004, he left this post in April 2011 to be replaced by Chris Salmon.

While Bailey was Chief Cashier there were two different varieties of the £20 note. The first Bailey £20 followed the design first introduced in the year 2000 under Merlyn Lowther. A portrait of Queen Elizabeth II appears on the front with a portrait of composer Edward Elgar on the back alongside a vignette of Worcester Cathedral.(B402) It was withdrawn from circulation in June 2010. Crisp Uncirculated.

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