In 1992 the Bank of England unveiled a completely new series of banknotes. The first in the series
was the £5 which featured a larger mature portrait of Queen Elizabeth II on the front and a portrait
of George Stephenson, railway pioneer on the back (B357) The very first notes from this Historical
series all had the prefix A01. We have a small quantity of these important notes in Crisp Uncirculated. Limited availability.
The Bank of England unveiled a new £5 note in May 2002. The prison reformer Elizabeth Fry
appeared on the back (B393). The issue had to be suspended within days of being issued because
the public were reporting that the serial numbers were falling off! After sorting out the varnish coating
intended to extend the life of the note ,the issue was resumed in August 2002.
The first notes all had the prefix HA01 and we are delighted to offer these in crisp, uncirculated condition.
Choice Fforde Portrait £5. Uncirculated. These Portrait £5 notes with the signature of Chief Cashier J. S. Fforde are in Choice Uncirculated condition. (B312) This design was first introduced in 1963 when Hollom was Chief Cashier and was the first £5 note design to feature the portrait of the reigning monarch. On the back a rendition of a young seated Britannia. These come form a bundle put away over 50 years ago. Choice Crisp Uncirculated at just £55.00