J B Page Portrait £5 (B324) AUnc

High grade potrait £5. Very limited availability
Availability: In stock
SKU: BEB5256

The Portrait £5 was first introduced in 1963 and was replaced as a design in 1971. It was an important departure for the Bank of England because it was the first time banknotes had the portrait of the reigning monarch, something we take for granted today.

The Portrait £5 was issued under three Chief Cashiers- Hollom, Fforde and Page. The notes issued with J B Page's signature turn up far less often than the others and are quite scarce in high grade.

These Page Portrait £5 are in Crisp Aunc condition (B324) Limited availability.

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