The current Governor of the Bank of England is Andrew Bailey. He also served as Chief Cashier at the Bank between 2007 and 2011, which meant his signature appeared on banknotes. He succeeded Mark Carney whose signature also appeared on banknotes – in Canada rather than the UK! We offer Crisp Uncirculated examples of the £10 note issued during Bailey’s tenure. (B400) A mature portrait of Queen Elizabeth II is on the front and the portrait of Charles Darwin is featured on the back alongside a vignette of a hummingbird. Crisp Uncirculated and of course long-vanished form circulation.
These cheques, issued in the 1950’s, were drawn on the Calcutta Branch of the Bank of China. They are quite large with a vignette of a globe with the map of China outlined and Chinese characters below. Interesting evidence of China’s trading presence in India some 60 odd years ago.
These Bank of Scotland £10 notes were the last to be printed on paper. (P125b) They are dated 2009.The fronts are dominated by a portrait of the author Walter Scott who famously defended the £1 note as a denomination. The back has a view of Glenfinnan Viaduct which may be familiar to any Harry Potter fan after it featured in film adaptations of the novels. Crisp Uncirculated and long vanished from circulation we offer Crisp Uncirculated examples of the last Bank of Scotland Paper £10 note dated 2009.
Crisp Uncirculated 5 dollar notes issued by the Kwantung Provincial Bank in China in 1941.(PS2442d) This bank was the largest of the provincial banks and was eventually absorbed into the People’s Bank of China. The banknote has the portrait of revered revolutionary Sun Yat-Sen on the front with a view of the façade of the Bank Headquarters on the back.
The Bank of England introduced a new Historical Series of banknotes in 1992. The distinguishing feature was the portraits of historical figures featured on the backs. On the back of the £20 note was a portrait of scientist Michael Faraday who is shown alongside a vignette of him giving the Christmas Lecture he gave at the Royal Institution in 1856 together with a vignette of a magneto-electric spark apparatus. We offer Crisp Uncirculated examples of the Faraday £20 with Graham Kentfield’s signature. (B375) This variety was introduced in 1994, with the small crown seen in earlier varieties replaced with the denomination symbols of £20. Crisp Uncirculated.