5 Shillings - British Armed Forces 2nd series

5 Shillings - British Armed Forces (2nd series) -  obverse5 Shillings - British Armed Forces (2nd series) -  reverse

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Features

Issuer United Kingdom
Issuing entity British Armed Forces - Command of the Army Council
King George VI (1936-1952)
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Local banknote
Years 1948-1961
Value 5 Shillings (¼)
Currency Pound sterling (1158-1970)
Composition Paper
Size 126 × 64 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 300908
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References P# M20,
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.
RM# 49,
Richard John Marles; 2014. Collectors' British Military Money 1943-1972 (2nd revised edition). Rotographic Publications, Torquay, United Kingdom.
RM# 50
Richard John Marles; 2014. Collectors' British Military Money 1943-1972 (2nd revised edition). Rotographic Publications, Torquay, United Kingdom.

Obverse

Blue on orange and red underprint.

Lettering:
BRITISH ARMED FORCES
SPECIAL VOUCHER
FOR USE ONLY AS DETAILED ON THE REVERSE
FIVE
SHILLINGS
5 5
2ND SERIES
ISSUED BY COMMAND OF THE ARMY COUNCIL
THOMAS DE LA RUE & COMPANY LIMITED, LONDON

Reverse

Blue on orange and red underprint.

Lettering:
5/- FIVE SHILLINGS 5/-
5
THIS NOTE IS VALID ONLY FOR TRANSACTIONS WITHIN OFFICIAL CANTEENS AND ORGANISATIONS LAID DOWN IN G.R.Os. OF THE THEATRE. EXCEPT AS MAY BE EXPRESSLY PROVIDED IN G.R.Os. IT MUST IN NO CIRCUMSTANCES BE OFFERED TO ANY PERSON WHO IS NOT ENTITLED TO USE BRITISH SERVICE CANTEENS. IMPROPER USE OF THIS NOTE IS A DISCIPLINARY OFFENCE AND MAY RENDER THE OFFENDER LIABLE TO PENALTIES.

Watermark

Repeating pattern of four wavy vertical lines

5 Shillings - British Armed Forces (2nd series) -  obverse

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Printer

De La Rue (Thomas de la Rue, Thomas De La Rue & Co., TDLR), London, United Kingdom (1821-date)

Comments

For use by British troops in Germany, Austria, Japan and Singapore.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
ND  7% P#M20c - with watermark, red serial number
ND  53% P#M20d (RM#50b) - cancelled remainder, two punched holes
ND (1948)  33% P#M20a (RM#49) - with metal security strip
ND (1961)  0% P#M20b (RM#50) - with watermark, black serial number

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