Bank of England First £5 Portrait Note
The Portrait £5 was so called because it was the first £5 note issued by the Bank of England to feature a portrait of the reigning monarch. It was first introduced in 1963 and the portrait on the front of the note was the young Queen Elizabeth who had been crowned 10 years earlier in 1953. The back of the note features a youthful looking Britannia seated. They measure 140x85mm and were legal tender until 31 August 1973. We offer them in Circulated Fine Condition.