Merlyn Lowther, £5 Blue 'Stephenson' Historical (B380) 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 uncirculated examples of the George Stephenson £5 signed by Merlyn Lowther as Chief Cashier (B380). 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.