Banknote of the Week

£20 Kentfield B371cs (AUNC) A84 577987 - Rarer Overlap Column Sort

£20 Kentfield B371cs (AUNC) A84 577987 - Rarer Overlap Column  Sort

This is a very attractive note for the GB banknote collector. This £20 Kentfield b371cs is linked to the Gill £20 note, B358cs. It seems that before the new style £20 note was introduced into circulation (B374) a collection of 'old' sheets that were unnumbered, with some having Gill's signature, were printed to avoid wasting paper! The Column Sort banknotes in Gill and Kentfield are now quite rare. The notes have the crown top right whereas the newer B374 has '£20' replacing the crown. This above banknote is a really excellent B371cs with the first prefix. It is quite rare and very much a note to find a home in any GB collection. It's a good bank note for an IBNS Chapter meeting. It is on offer at a very good price.

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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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