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5 Pounds - Elizabeth II Series C; portrait

5 Pounds - Elizabeth II (Series C; portrait) -  obverse5 Pounds - Elizabeth II (Series C; portrait) -  reverse

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Features

Country England
(United Kingdom)
Issuing bank Bank of England
Type Standard banknote
Years 1963-1971
Value 5 Pounds (5)
Currency Pound sterling (1158-1970)
Composition Paper
Size 140 × 85 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized 08-31-1973
References P# 375
  • 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.

Obverse

Deep blue on multicolor underprint.
Portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II at right.

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

Engraver: Reynolds Stone

Reverse

Seated figure of Britannia with shield, spear and olive branch, within 8-petalled pattern at centre.

Lettering:
FIVE
Pounds
BANK OF ENGLAND

Engraver: Reynolds Stone

Comments

Watermark: Laureate heads in continuous vertical row.
First £5 note to carry portrait of monarch.
Date first issued: 21 February 1963.
Date last issued: 1971.
Date ceased to be legal tender: 31 August 1973.

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Year Signatures No. printed G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
ND (1963-1966)  50% P#375a - sig. J.Q. Hollom
ND (1963-1970)  0% P#375s - specimen; as a, b.
ND (1966-1970)  57% P#375b - sig. J.S. Fforde
ND (1970-1971)  14% P#375c - sig. J.B. Page

Frequencies show the percentage of Numista users who own each year or variety among all the users who own this coin. Since some users own several versions, the sum may be greater than 100%.

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