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£100 Bank of Scotland: BA 126e (UNC) AB719964 – 1st January 2006 - Rare Serial Number

£100 Bank of Scotland: BA 126e (UNC) AB719964 – 1st January 2006 - Rare Serial Number

The last £100 printed banknote from the Band of Scotland is dated 1st January 2006 and the last run is AB720000. This note is only 35 away from the very last note, so it is exceedingly rare to have this note in a print run of 320,000 notes. It is graded UNC and is a superb note with the embossing, colour and lustre of the highest quality. This note is worth much more than the book price so this offer is very hard to beat. Have a look at the other notes on offer, Scottish Englsi8h and World. Have a look at the recent Blog. Should you have notes to sell, discuss or to have valued please contact me directly by phone or email. Feel free to approach me on any matter matter pertaining to Scottish or English banknotes. Nothing is a bother. I always respond in a timely manner.

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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 also as an investment.

For most, it is an interest, focussing upon a particular area such as Treasury Notes, White Banknotes, 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 also at the Provincial Notes on offer.

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