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£5 O'Brien B275 LAST RUN (Fine) Z99 034604 - Rare Banknote

£5 O'Brien B275 LAST RUN (Fine) Z99 034604 - Rare Banknote

White five pound notes are not uncommon but their value nowadays has shot up remarkably at auctions. However, the rare notes are always special and this note, the O'Brien B275, is one that is very rare indeed. It is the last run. It is graded as Fine and is on offer. While collectors each have their own area of interest that develops over time, the attraction of first and last runs seems to be an appeal to nearly all GB banknote collectors. This is on offer at a very competitive price. Have a look at this and also the First and Last Runs. Click on 'English Banknote Variations' for further details.....a bit like Aladdin's cave! If you have any notes you want valued or a banknote collection that you have inherited, do contact me for an opinion. It is my pleasure to do so. In the words of 'The Grateful Dead', 'Here comes some free advice'!

Featured Bank Notes

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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