Choice examples of the Portrait £5 issued when J S Fforde was Chief Cashier (B312) The front features a youthful portrait of Queen Elizabeth II and a young seated Britannia on the back Choice GEF. Limited availability.
John Standish Fforde was Chief Cashier at the Bank of England from 1966 until 1970 when he was succeeded by J B Page. During his time, there were two varieties of the Portrait £5. The first continued the prefix sequence first begun under J Q Hollom his predecessor. These have the catalogue reference B312 in English Paper Money. We are delighted to offer this first of the Fforde £5 notes in Crisp EF and AU/Unc.
Many collectors chase notes which are either the very first of their kind or the very last of their kind. Finding the last in banknotes is always difficult. This is rarely revealed before the next variety is introduced. These Portrait Ten Shilling notes are in uncirculated condition and all have the prefix 'Z' meaning they are from the last prefix issued for the Fforde Portrait 10 shilling variety with the catalogue reference B309. If you don’t have one in your collection, now is the time to add it! In crisp, uncirculated condition.