When the Bank of England unveiled a new series of banknotes in 1992, little did it anticipated the problems which were to emerge. Originally, the design included a little crown in the top right hand corner on the fronts. This little crown caused nothing but confusion with members of the public who complained it was difficult to distinguish between denominations. The designs had to be modified. On denominations £10 and above, the little crown was removed and replaced with the denomination.
The first £20 notes to receive this treatment were signed by G E A Kentfield and only two prefixes are known for this variety -X and -Y. They are now quite scarce but we are able to offer them in a very limited quantity.