J B Page Pictorial £5 B332 A Prefx Unc

It was while J B Page was Chief Cashier at the Bank of England that the so called Wellington £5 note was introduced in 1971. A portrait of Elizabeth II is on the front while a portrait of the Duke of Wellington dominates the back alongside a vignette from the Peninsular War. The very first of these Wellington £5 notes were printed in sheets of 18 and have the catalogue reference B332. The very first of these sheet printed Wellington £5 notes had the prefix A-. We were delighted to recently purchase a small group of these first Wellington £5 notes, all with the prefix A. Crisp Uncirculated.
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J B Page £5 Blue Pictorial 1st Issue B332 Queen Eliz / Wellington A Prefix Unc

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