1 Pound Series A; Britannia, without thread


Country England
(United Kingdom)
Issuing bank Bank of England
Type Standard banknote
Years 1928-1948
Value 1 Pound (1)
Currency Pound sterling (1158-1970)
Composition Paper
Size 151 × 84 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized 05-28-1962
References P# 363
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Modern issues 1961-present (25th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248986.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. General issues, 1368-1960 (16th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247071.
  • George S. Cuhaj (editor); 2013. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Specialized Issues (12th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440238833.


Seated figure of Britannia at upper left.

Bank of England
I Promise to pay the Bearer
on Demand the sum of
One Pound
For the Govr. and Compa. of the

Engraver: W M Keesey


Bank of England at top.
Sovereigns at left and right.

Engraver: W M Keesey


First issued: 22 November 1928.
2nd issue: 17 June 1948.
Date ceased to be legal tender: 28 May 1962.

Note: During the WW II German occupation of Guernsey, 5000 pieces of #363 were withdrawn and replaced with new small change notes. Before the notes were turned over to the occupation forces, local officials had them overprinted on face and back, quickly ending any further redeemability.

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ND (1928-1929)  P#363a - sig. C.P. Mahon
ND (1928-1929)  P#363e - overprint: Withdrawn from circulation September 18th, 1941. on a.
ND (1929-1934)  P#363b - sig. B.G. Catterns
ND (1929-1934)  P#363f - overprint as e. on b.
ND (1934-1939)  P#363g - overprint as e. on c, with serial # prefix B; C; D; E; H; J; K; L; M; N; O; R; S; T; U; W; X; Y; Z.
ND (1934-1939)  P#363h - overprint as e. on c, with serial # prefix A-A; B-A; C-A; D-A; E-A; H-A; J-A; K-A.
ND (1934-1939)  P#363i - overprint: Withdrawn from circulation November 10th 1941 on c. Period on face and back. Serial E03A only.
ND (1934-1939)  P#363j - Overprint as i on c. No period on face but period on back. Serial E15A only.
ND (1934-1948)  P#363c - sig. K.O. Peppiatt
ND (1948)  18.14 P#363d - sig. like c.; series letters R-A, S-A

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Banknotes England 1 Pound (Series A; Britannia, without thread)