O'Brien, 10/- Britannia red/brown, VF

Bank of England, Ten Shilling red/brown note signed by L.K. O'Brien as Chief Cashier. VERY FINE Condition
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SKU: BEB3260

The Britannia 10/- note was issued between 1928 and 1960 when it was replaced with the Portrait 10/- note.

It was the Bank of England’s first Ten Shilling note design. It was coloured red brown and featured a portrait of a seated Britannia on the front with a bed of acanthus leaves on the back.

The last Chief Cashier to sign these Britannia 10/- notes was L K O’Brien (B271/P368c).

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