Banknote of the Week

£5 Cleland B414 - Solid Number AA13 222222

£5 Cleland B414 - Solid Number AA13 222222

One area of appeal to many GB and world banknote collectors is the 'solid' number. You can see the '222222' in the above £5 note. I have four similar notes listed in the 'Solid Numbers' in 'English Banknote Variations'. These GB banknotes are hard to find and on some sites a similar solid number will be on offer at well over £300. Have a look at the notes and perhaps, take a dip into this fascinating facet of banknote collecting. Errors and Ink Runs, Fishtails and Colour defects are of similar interest to many collectors. Whatever your interest, browse this site.....plenty of notes on offer from a few pounds to the very high value notes.

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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.