Banknote of the Week

10/- Catterns B223 (GEF) T84 926238

10/- Catterns B223 (GEF) T84 926238

The Catterns 10/- banknote (B223) is a really collectible note for the GB numismatist. The design of the Mahon and Catterns 10/- banknotes is exquisite with Britannia on the left and the value of the note on the right. The above note is graded as better than EF with some of the embossing still seen when held up to the light. The prices fetched by these notes at auctions are moving north! This 10/- ( a 10 Bob note) is on offer at a very competitive price. What a great addition to your GB banknote collection.

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British banknotes, paper money, has a long history dating back to 1695, the year after the founding of the Bank of England. Over the centuries, banknotes have developed in face value even though for most people until 1914, banknotes were rarely seen or used.

It was after the outbreak of WW1 banknotes were produced with lower values, 10/- and £1. These are ‘Treasury Notes’, signed by the Chief Cashier of the Bank of England, John Bradbury. ‘Bradburys’ and ‘Warren Fisher’ notes are very collectible. Some notes are rare and of great value. Collectors of British banknotes are attracted by their design, rarity, currency history and can be seen as an investment.

For most, it is a hobby focussing upon a particular aspect such as Treasury Notes, White £5s, Replacement notes, Experimental notes, Errors, Low serial numbers, Debdens, First and Last runs. Amongst the British and World banknotes on offer here, I hope you will find banknotes to enhance your collection. Have a look at the Provincial Notes (English) on offer.

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