New Stock May 2021 (Banknotes)

Banknote collecting for us is all about quality and not quantity. And since our banknote uploads are not that frequent, we always try to make them as interesting as possible...

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Picture of Andrew Bailey Historical £10 Darwin B400 Unc

Andrew Bailey Historical £10 Darwin B400 Unc

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.
£21.50
Picture of Bahamas Half Dollar/50 Cents P26a Unc

Bahamas Half Dollar/50 Cents P26a Unc

Bahamas Half dollar/50 cents 1968 P26 Mauve on white Young Queen Elizabeth II at l/ Straw goods market Unc
£32.50
Bank_of_China_Calcutta_1940-50s_Cheque

Bank of China Calcutta 1940-50's Cheque

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.
£9.95
Bank Scotland £10 2009 P125b Paper Unc

Bank Scotland £10 2009 P125b Paper Unc

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.
£32.50
China Kwantung Prov Bk 5 Dollars 1931 PS2422d AUnc

China Kwantung Prov Bank 5 Dollars 1931 PS2422d AUnc

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.
£29.50
G M Gill Historical £5 B357 A Prefix Unc

G M Gill Historical £5 B357 A Prefix Unc

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.
£29.50