Leslie O'Brien (1955-1962)

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Picture of L K O'Brien £1 Portrait B281 A Prefix GEF/Unc

L K O'Brien £1 Portrait B281 A Prefix GEF/Unc

It was in 1960 when L K O’Brien was Chief Cashier that the Bank of England decided to issue notes with the portrait of the reigning monarch Elizabeth II. This was quite a departure because until that point the only illustration on Bank of England notes was of Britannia. Britannia was still featured but this time in a seal which appeared on the back of the notes. The portrait of the young Queen Elizabeth II appeared on the front. There were two regular varieties of the O’Brien Portrait £1 note with the catalogue references of B281 and B282. Here we offer the B281 £1 Note with the prefix A- in Uncirculated condition.
£10.50
L K O'Brien Britannia 10/- B271 Unc

L K O'Brien Britannia 10/- B271 Unc

LK O’Brien was the last Chief Cashier to sign the Britannia 10 shillings. It was during his term that the Bank replaced the Britannia design with notes featuring the Queen’s Portrait. (B271) O’Brien Britannia Ten shillings available in Uncirculated.
£45.00
Picture of L K O'Brien Portrait £1 B282 -A Prefix Unc

L K O'Brien Portrait £1 B282 -A Prefix Unc

It was in 1960 when L K O’Brien was Chief Cashier that the Bank of England decided to issue notes with the portrait of the reigning monarch Elizabeth II. This was quite a departure because until that point the only illustration on Bank of England notes was of Britannia. Britannia was still featured but this time in a seal which appeared on the back of the notes. The portrait of the young Queen Elizabeth II appeared on the front There were two regular varieties of the O’Brien Portrait £1 note with the catalogue references of B281 and B282. Here we offer the first £1 note with the B282 prefix –A in Uncircualted condition
£11.50
L K O'Brien Portrait £1 B285 Replacement AUnc_obv

L K O'Brien Portrait £1 B285 Replacement AUnc

The first Portrait Pound notes were issued by the Bank of England in 1960 when L K O’Brien was Chief Cashier. In those days, when notes were damaged in production, they were replaced from a reserve pile. These ‘replacement’ notes can be identified by the prefix which usually contained the letter M. We are delighted to offer Crisp AUncirculated examples of the Replacement Portrait £1 issued with L K O’Brien’s signature and with the M prefix (B286) Limited availability.
£35.00
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