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.
The 10 shilling note disappeared from our pockets in 1971. The first Bank of England Ten Shilling notes appeared in 1928 but in 1971 were eventually replaced with a 50 pence coin. These last 10 shillings were signed by J S Fforde as Chief Cashier. This last issue also included replacement notes, which, as their name implies, were used to ‘replace’ regular notes damaged in production. (B311) These all have the prefix M. Here we offer Crisp Uncirculated Last Replacement 10/- notes with Fforde’s signature and the M Prefix.