Looking at the main eight digit serial numbers, Mr Hearn said there are some key Jane Austen dates collectors will be looking out for. Which codes will be most valuable? People can make thousands of pounds by checking the serial number on their new £10 banknotes. The last note was spent in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire. It is not just on the online selling sites that owners are bidding their polymer wares, though, as Facebook page Stuff For Sale In Hull has seen local sellers advertise the £5 notes for hundreds and sometimes thousands of pounds. It's not just low numbers that will prove lucrative, quirky numbers also become collectable. Unfortunately for him, the buyer turned out to be an internet troll and refused to pay the enormous sum. Earlier this year the Bank of England introduced the first plastic bank notes, which are stronger and more resilient than paper notes.
Some of the new £5 notes featuring Winston Churchill are being snapped up by collectors for huge sums. However, this may not be a place to bag a bargain. The £5 note that's selling for thousands on eBay Image: eBay Yes, someone is asking for £300,000 for the polymer note. However, officials at the Bank of England declined to withdraw the new fivers or to halt production of the polymer £10 note, which also contains tallow. The new £10 note is slightly larger, so will only have 54 notes printed per sheet. The shiny tenner, featuring author Jane Austen, will be larger than the new fiver, smaller than the current £10, and made of plastic with traces of animal fat.
Change Checker has revealed the serial numbers everybody will be searching for when the note finally comes out. How many of the engraved £5 notes are in circulation? Low serial numbers also selling for lots Even if your aren't fortunate enough to find one of the 'Jane Austen' notes, there are a number of other polymer fivers that are proving popular with collectors. The lucky recipient, who received the fiver from a relative, has decided to frame the note and hang it on the wall as art. The notes, which were released last week, are proving popular with collectors looking on the online marketplace for ones with low serial numbers while they are still in good condition. The artist said his designs are insured for £50,000 and fans should expect that sum if they were to auction the notes.
It's not a wealthy area and I'm hoping that this note could help to change the life of someone in that area who finds it. Serial number 28 011813 is also one to watch out for, as it is the date that the author's celebrated novel Pride and Prejudice was first published. Why are the new notes controversial? Those who want to make money on their coin collection will need to invest in truly rare coins, including some minted by mistake. Each image of the author is surrounded by a unique quote from some of Austen's most celebrated novels, including Pride and Prejudice, Emma and Mansfield Park. Certain notes have become collectors items and can fetch as much as 40 times their face value on websites such as eBay. They've both been found by wonderful people who are very deserving. And now there's a new kid on the block — and this one is a bit spooky as well.
On October 3, the Bank of England plans to auction a batch of low serial number £5 notes for charity. Three more notes will be spent in England, Wales and Northern Ireland this week. Auctioneers Spink says this is almost certainly the lowest number Bank of England polymer £5 available to the public. A spokesman for the Jane Austen Centre in Bath claimed spent by engraver Graham Short during an But Graham's spokesman insisted this wasn't the case - and said there were only ever four Jane Austen notes. The new £5 note paves the way for a new generation of security features, making the note harder to counterfeit, the Bank of England claims.
It is two letters followed by eight numbers, running from 000001 to 999000. Mr Huggins-Haig spent one of the notes in Granny Jean's bakery in Kelso on December 5 to start the project, triggering a huge surge in custom when he revealed the move days later. One collector sold a set of three sequentially numbered £5 notes with low serial numbers for £456, adds the paper. The fact the notes are so rare mean they could be worth an astonishing £20,000. The fiver in Wales — used to buy a sausage and egg butty at the Square Cafe in Blackwood — was found by an elderly art fan who has given it to her granddaughter as an investment.
One note was listed by seller Gareth Wright, reports. The third fiver was discovered in Northern Ireland. In his first speech to the new administration in 1940, Winston Churchill declared: 'I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat' - words which are depicted on the new £5 note. Many people sold off their £5 notes when they were released earlier this year, and we can use this as a guide for what the new £10 might be worth. Many will be a hundred years old or more. This is the lowest serial number note that will be available to the public.
There are collectors out there that will pay £50 to £100 each for the right town. These are the ones selling for vast sums. A total of 440 million have been printed. However, many other eBay users have tried their luck on the site and had no success. The most valuable notes are ones where the rest of the serial number is also in the low digits. Others are being advertised on eBay for as much as £20,000 to customers who want to buy them outright.
For those of you who haven't your fresh fivers on eBay, there's a nice little experiment to try with a laser. These are the four which originally entered circulation. Representative example: If you spend £1,200 at a purchase interest rate of 18. Rare £5 notes featuring low or unusual serial numbers have sold for hundreds of pounds, with some even selling for thousands. According to G4S Cash Solutions, one of the distributors, it could take until the end of next week before all the cash machines that dispense fivers are stocked with new notes.