In 1992 the Bank of England unveiled a completely new series of banknotes. The first in the series was the £5 which featured a larger mature portrait of Queen Elizabeth II on the front and a portrait of George Stephenson, railway pioneer on the back (B357) The very first notes from this Historical series all had the prefix A01. We have a small quantity of these important notes in Crisp Uncirculated. Limited availability.
In 1992, the Bank of England unveiled a new Historical Series of banknotes and the first in the series was the Stephenson £5. G M Gill was Chief Cashier at the time.(B357) The fronts featured a new larger portrait of Queen Elizabeth II while the back had a portrait of George Stephenson alongside a vignette of his locomotive known as ‘The Rocket’ It is almost 30 years since these notes were issued and we are delighted to offer uncirculated examples of the Gill Stephenson £5 all with the A prefix here.
The design for this £50 note was unveiled in 1981 when Somerset was Chief Cashier and it was declared a masterpiece of design. A portrait of Queen Elizabeth II in State Robes adorns the front while on the back we find a portrait of Sir Christopher Wren and his own masterpiece, St Paul’s Cathedral, viewed from the River Thames. Our St Paul’s £50 notes are signed by G M Gill who followed Somerset as Chief Cashier (B356) As time passes, these are proving more and more elusive. We are delighted to offer Crisp examples at AU/Unc.
In November 2003 the George Stephenson £5 disappeared from circulation. It had been introduced in 1990 as the first in the new ‘Historical’ series of banknotes. In those 13 years of issues it underwent a few design changes and was issued under three different Chief Cashiers. Here we offer crisp uncirculated examples of the George Stephenson £5 signed by G.M. Gill as Chief Cashiers (B357) The Stephenson £5 was coloured blue with a large mature portrait of Queen Elizabeth II on the front. On the back a portrait of George Stephenson alongside an illustration of the famous “Rocket” locomotive.