5 Pounds - Elizabeth II Elizabeth Fry; paper

5 Pounds - Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Fry; paper) -  obverse5 Pounds - Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Fry; paper) -  reverse

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Features

Issuer England (United Kingdom)
Issuing bank Bank of England
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Standard banknote
Years 2002-2016
Value 5 Pounds (5 GBP)
Currency Pound sterling (decimalized, 1971-date)
Composition Paper
Size 135 × 70 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 202832
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References P# 391
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Modern issues 1961-present (25th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

Brown and green on multicolour underprint.
HM Queen Elizabeth II at right, Britannia at left.

Lettering:
Bank of England
I PROMISE TO PAY THE BEARER ON DEMAND THE SUM OF
FIVE
Pounds
London
For the Govr. and Compa.
of the BANK of ENGLAND
EIIR

Engravers: Andy Ward, Debbie Marriott

Reverse

Bust and signature of Elizabeth Fry, English social reformer, at right, scene of women and children in workhouse at left.

Lettering:
BANK of ENGLAND
FIVE
Pounds
Eliz-th Fry 1780-1845

Engravers: Andy Ward, Debbie Marriott

Watermark

HM Queen Elizabeth II

5 Pounds - Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Fry; paper) -  obverse

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Comments

Date first issued: 21 May 2002.
Date last issued: 2016.
Date ceased to be legal tender: 5 May 2017.
Design: Andy Ward as Chief Designer and design work by Debbie Marriott.

P#391a (2002) from serial # prefix HA01 The first issue of these notes bore a serial number printed on varnished paper which was easily rubbed off. These notes were withdrawn from circulation and P#391b was issued.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
ND (2002)  $ 8.87 17% P#391a - sig. M. Lowther. From serial # prefix HA 01. Serial # on varnished paper, easily rubbed off. Withdrawn.
ND (2002-2003)  9% P#391b - sig. M. Lowther. From serial # prefix HC 01.
ND (2004-2011)  $ 6.85 $ 7.54 $ 8.12 50% P#391c - sig. A. Bailey.
ND (2011-2016)  $ 6.80 $ 7.12 34% P#391d - sig. C. Salmon.

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