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Collectable everyday currency

Posted On: 21 Oct 2021 by Al

While out on a NCAR coffee run, we got our first plastic fiver this week, which made us think about collectable everyday currency.

Collectable everyday currency

Notes with low serial numbers in the first printing run have become prized collectors' items. (The first fiver – bearing the number AA01 000001 – was presented to the Queen.)


We will have to take a closer look at the serial number, as one of the first fivers to be minted with the serial number AA01 000017 just sold for over £4000 at a Birmingham Auction.


If you think that's a healthy profit, there is one on eBay with the serial number starting with AK47. It has had 107 bids and bidding is up at £80,100. Eighty thousand pounds. Let's just take a moment to absorb that (and run to check our fivers!)