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One Guinea – 1814 (VG) Brymbo Iron Works, Denbigh: Number U202 (Outing 3024b) Very Rare

One Guinea – 1814 (VG) Brymbo Iron Works, Denbigh: Number U202 (Outing 3024b) Very Rare

This is a wonderful banknote to add to the English collection. Provincial Notes are a history not only of banking in the UK but also of social and industrial developments in the 18th and 19th Centuries. So many banks were established and most failed or were absorbed into the bigger banks. Brymbo Iron Works near Wrexham was able to supply many of the Industrial and military needs at the time. For around five years banknotes were issued but the Iron works failed after the Napoleonic Wars. The bank also failed and 'disappeared'. These notes are very rare and exceedingly collectible. There is a wide selection of notes on offer so do browse the site as there are notes to cater for those with a few pounds or thousands. No matter what you buy or make enquiries about, you are a valued client. Should you have any 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.

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 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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