5 Pounds Allied Liberation

Features

Issuer Guernsey
Issuing entity Treasury and Resources Department
King George VI (1936-1952)
Type Standard banknote
Year 1945
Value 5 Pounds
Currency Pound (1827-1971)
Composition Paper
Size 165 × 96 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 335865
References P# 33B,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Modern issues 1961-present (25th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, United States.
And 2 more volumes.
BYB# GU31
John W. Mussell; 2021. The Banknote Yearbook : The only comprehensive price guide to banknotes of the British Isles (11th edition). Token Publishing, Exeter.

Series: World War 2 issues

Obverse

Green.

Jersey Arms at right,

Lettering:
The States of Guernsey

promise to pay the bearer
on demand the sum of
Five Pounds
value received

BY AUTHORITY OF THE STATES

Reverse

Green.

Comments

Rarely offered. Banknote Yearbook, 10th Ed. (BYB) states that only 53 notes are outstanding.

Printed covertly during the German occupation, and issued immediately after the Allied liberation on May 9, 1945. These notes were used to redeem notes issued under the occupation.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
1945-Jan-01  Printage prefixes 1/A to 1/H. Four digit serial number.

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