Chris D. writes: I have an old English five pound note, it is of the large white variety and dated March 29 1951, the serial number is U25 045853, can you please give me some idea of its value. Many Thanks Chris.
This is the bank note that looks like a degree from Oxford and just as big. You could frame it, no one would ever know. Your note should be signed by Percival S. Beale as the Chief Cashier.
This is the same type note that the Germans counterfeited in World War II (it was the series of 1934 with Kenneth O. Peppiatt as the Chief Cashier).Â Anyway, these notes are popular – lots of history and stories. The one you own should bring from $30 for a low grade specimen to about $100 for one in XF grade.