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5 Pounds White; signature in watermark

Features

Country England
(United Kingdom)
Issuing bank Bank of England
Type Standard banknote
Years 1855-1870
Value 5 Pounds (5)
Currency Pound sterling (1158-1970)
Composition Paper
Size 209.55 × 133.35 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized 03-01-1946
References P# 241,
  • 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# 250,
  • 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# 259,
  • 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# 268
  • 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

Black on white. Seated figure of Britannia at upper 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

Reverse

Blank

Comments

Modified Britannia vignette. The watermark includes the bank name, value and signature.
In addition to London, these notes were also issued at branch offices.
Varieties:
1855 issue, P#241 Watermark signature Matthew Marshall;
a. Signature J. Vautin.
b. Signature H. Bock.
c. Signature J. Ferraby.
1860 issue, P#250 Watermark signature Matthew Marshall;
Signature W. P. Gattie. London.
1864 issue, P#259 Waternark signature William Miller;
Signature W. P. Gattie. London.
1866 issue, P#268 Waternark signature George Forbes;
Signature Hy Dixon. London.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (1855)  P#241a - sig. J. Vautin (wmk sig. Matthew Marshall)
ND (1855)  P#241b - sig. H. Bock (wmk sig. Matthew Marshall)
ND (1855)  P#241c - sig. J. Ferraby (wmk sig. Matthew Marshall)
ND (1860)  P#250 - sig. W.P. Gattie (wmk sig. Matthew Marshall)
ND (1864-1866)  P#259 - sig. W.P. Gattie (wmk sig. William Miller)
ND (1866-1870)  P#268 - sig. Hy Dixon (wmk sig. George Forbes)

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