Monday, April 16, 2018

How many of these old (Bank of England) banknotes do you remember?


In the past year or so we've lost the paper five and ten pound notes, both gone for good to make way for their newer, plastic versions.
But they are by no means the only notes to have been lost in recent years.
Even before the polymer tenners and fivers came in, paper notes would regularly disappear as newer versions were introduced.
So here, from information supplied by the Bank of England, are 14 banknotes which may jolt a few memories - whether it's the old £1 note, the Duke of Wellington fiver from the 70s and 80s, or even the classic ten-bob note.

£50 (series D)




Featuring: Sir Christopher Wren
Size: 169mm x 95mm
Date first issued: 1981
Date last issued: 1994
Date ceased to be legal tender: 1996

£1 (series D)




A revised version was issued in 1981. From 1983 onwards, this note was gradually replaced by the £1 coin.
Featuring: Sir Isaac Newton
Size: 135mm x 67mm
Date first issued: 1978
Date last issued: Unknown
Date ceased to be legal tender: 1988



£10 (series D)



Featuring: Florence Nightingale
Size: 151mm x 85mm
Date first issued: 1975
Date last issued: 1992
Date ceased to be legal tender: 1994

£5 (series D)

Featuring: Duke of Wellington
Size: 145mm x 78mm
Date first issued: 1971
Date last issued: 1990
Date ceased to be legal tender: 1991

£20 (series D)


Featuring: William Shakespeare
Size: 160mm x 90mm
Date first issued: 1970
Date last issued: 1991
Date ceased to be legal tender: 1993

£10 (series C)


Featuring: The Queen. This was the first Bank of England £10 note to carry a portrait of the monarch.
Size: 150mm x 93mm
Date first issued: 1964
Date last issued: 1975
Date ceased to be legal tender: 1979

£5 (series C)




Featuring: The Queen. This was the first Bank of England £5 note to carry a portrait of the monarch.
Size: 140mm x 85mm
Date first issued: 1963
Date last issued: 1971
Date ceased to be legal tender: 1973

10 Shilling (series C)

Featuring: The Queen. This was the first (and only) Bank of England 10 Shilling note to carry a portrait of the monarch.
Size: 140mm x 67mm
Date first issued: 1961
Date last issued: 1969
Date ceased to be legal tender: 1970

£1 (series C)

Featuring: The Queen. This was the first Bank of England £1 note to carry a portrait of the monarch.
Size: 151mm x 72mm
Date first issued: 1960
Date last issued: 1978
Date ceased to be legal tender: 1979

£5 (series B)


Featuring: A helmeted Britannia.
Size: 158mm x 90mm
Date first issued: 1957
Date last issued: 1963
Date ceased to be legal tender: 1967

10 Shilling (series A)




There were three different issues of this note, in 1928, and two in 1948. The note above is from the third issue.
Featuring: n/a
Size: 138mm x 78mm
Date first issued: 1928
Date last issued: Unknown
Date ceased to be legal tender: 1962

£1 (series A)


There were three different issues of this note, in 1928, and two in 1948. The note above is from the third issue.
Featuring: n/a
Size: 151mm x 85mm
Date first issued: 1928
Date last issued: Unknown
Date ceased to be legal tender: 1962

10 Shilling (Emergency Wartime Issue)




The ten-shilling note is the smallest denomination note to be issued by the Bank of England.
Featuring: n/a
Size: 138mm x 78mm
Date first issued: 1940
Date last issued: Unknown
Date ceased to be legal tender: 1962

£5 (white)



Featuring: n/a
Size: 211mm x 133mm
Date first issued: 1945
Date last issued: 1957
Date ceased to be legal tender: 1961

Article Courtesy David Whitfield April 15, 2018 Nottingham Post






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