1980-1987 Great Britain Five Pound Banknote Queen Elizabeth and Duke of Wellington Signed DHF Somerset Prefix LU79
Description: A beautiful about uncirculated or much better five English pound banknote. This banknote was issued in 1980 through 1987 and has a blue-black and blue design on multi colored underprint. It shows a young Queen Elizabeth in court robes facing forward to the right of the front and displays the denomination. The back has the same color scheme as the front and displays the image of Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Willington right of center and a battle scene in Spain left of center. The back also displays the denomination. The banknote has a watermark showing Duke Willington's head in a row on the right of the front. The note is signed by D. H. F. Somerset the Chief Cashier of the Bank of England at the time in black ink and has the letter "L" in the back at lower left as well as the thin security thread. It has the prefix LU79 This particular note has the serial number 241189 and has the vertical thin security thread located right of center if you look at the front of the note. Please carefully review the scans as they are part and parcel of our description.
Printer: Bank of England.
Size: Measures ~5 3/4" by ~3".
Pick Number: P 378c.
Condition: I would grade this banknote as a nice about uncirculated or much better with all the details being very well preserved. This is a virtually perfect note, with some minor handling showing us as light waves in the paper near the bottom and top edges. The note retains all of its original stiffness and crispiness. It has no folds or creases. It is clean with no stains, no pinholes, no graffiti, and no tears or splits. The edges are intact and show no wear as do the corners,, which are intact fully squared and show no rounding. The note is clean and bright with its original sheen. The note is just beautiful and in great shape. It has very little wear, if any, commensurate with its age and circulated status. Please see photo for additional condition information.
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