After World War Two, the Ministry of Defence issued banknotes which were to be used on British
bases all over the world. This was done to prevent black marketeering and lasted until the late
1980’s when the Berlin Wall came down and British bases in Germany were gradually run down. The
use of this special military currency ceased.
These Uncirculated 1 shilling notes were prepared for issue in 1962 (PM28b) and were part of a
group which the Ministry of Defence sold in the late 1980’s. Before they could be sold they were cancelled
with 2 holes. Crisp Uncirculated and very very rarely seen uncancelled.