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The Million Serial Number (B271) A37Z 1000000 - Rare Note

The Million Serial Number (B271) A37Z 1000000 - Rare Note

Who wants to be a millionaire? These earlier million serial numbers are very rare and exceedingly collectible English Banknotes. A banknote collector's interests are varied but to have such a bank note in the collection is something rare and worth showing to family and IBNS Chapter Meetings! This note is faded at the top. It seems someone put a comma after the '1' in the million and then tried to rub it out. The bottom serial number is intact. Regardless of the 'fading' this rare English O'Brien banknote is a MUST for the British Banknote buyer. What a fantastic one for the banknote collection. Pam West has an excellent article on the million serial notes - this above prefix is included as the only one in the B271 O'Brien A**Z run........Rare indeed.

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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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Who wants to be a millionaire?

While I cannot wave a magic wand and make you, and me, millionaires, the million serial number might be some compensation. The one listed on the website is very rare indeed. This B271 is mention by Pam West in her excellent outline of how the million serial number notes were produced. They are rare indeed… Read more »