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5 Pounds Series B; Helmeted Britannia, blue

5 Pounds (Series B; Helmeted Britannia, blue) -  obverse5 Pounds (Series B; Helmeted Britannia, blue) -  reverse

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Features

Country England
(United Kingdom)
Issuing bank Bank of England
Type Standard banknote
Years 1957-1963
Value 5 Pounds (5)
Currency Pound sterling (1158-1970)
Composition Paper
Size 158.75 × 87.5 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized 02-27-1967
References P# 371,
  • 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.
P# 372
  • 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

Blue and multicolour. Helmeted head of Britannia at left, St. George and Dragon at lower centre.

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: Stephen Gooden

Reverse

Lion standing left, with key and chain.

Note; denomination colour varieties (see below)

Lettering:
BANK of ENGLAND
£5

Comments

Signature: L. K. O'Brien.
Reverse denomination colour varieties:
P#371 with '£5' in blue:

P#372 with '£5' in white :

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
ND (1957-1961)  70% P#371 - sig. L.K. O'Brien; £5 in blue on reverse
ND (1961-1963)  30% P#372 - sig. L.K. O'Brien; £5 in white on reverse

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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Banknotes England 5 Pounds (Series B; Helmeted Britannia, blue)