The Ten Shilling Note
The Ten Shilling Note, or ‘ten bob’, was a goodly sum in the old days.
In the 1960’s it could buy 6 pints of beer, 10 loaves of bread, or 17 pints of milk.
It’s hard to imagine its decimal equivalent, the 50p, buying so much these days!
This old banknote has a fascinating history, from being issued by the Government in a wartime emergency,
changing colour to avoid forgery from the Nazis and eventually being replaced by the world’s most popular coin.
The Bank of England 10s note was a banknote of the pound sterling.
Ten shillings in pre-decimal money was equivalent to half of one pound.
Ten-shilling note was the smallest denomination note ever issued by the Bank of England. Wikipedia
Is a 10 shilling note worth anything?
A 10 shilling note is worth £3.45 as an average of sold values achieved on eBay, Well under valued.
As with any note or coin, there are many factors that go into the valuation of a 10 shilling note.
We are dedicated to making researching any particular coin or note easier,
so here’s what we found out when we looked into the value of 10 shilling notes.
First and foremost, the value of a 10 shilling note will vary greatly depending on whether the note is in circulated or uncirculated quality.
Circulated notes tend to be much more beat up and can be damaged, whereas uncirculated samples are much more pristine.
The second thing to consider when looking at 10 shilling notes is the Series that the particular sample belongs to.
Wartime examples tend to be much more valuable,
unsurprisingly, due to not only their rarity but also unique colour scheme and historic value.
Highly Collectable. C51N 637780 1966.
Very rare serial numbers.
Offset (misalignment) Red-brown Britannia
Bank of England print errors are extremely rare,
but when a misprint occurs, it can boost the value of the affected notes.
Warwick & Warwick said notes that are missing a chief cashier signature could sell for £100 to £150,
while those missing the Queen’s head could sell for up to £200.
Sometimes errors are extremely subtle, like a slight colour change on the back of the note.
Spink suggested the more obvious the mistake, the higher the likely value of the note
but added that it’s extremely uncommon for errors to be found.
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