Currency of Great Britain

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photo courtesy Ponterio & Associates

This note was lot 6661 in Ponterio sale 151 (Baltimore, November 2009), where it sold for $3,335. The catalog description[1] noted, "GREAT BRITAIN. 100 Pounds, 29.9.1936. P-339b. This immaculate Liverpool 100 Pounds note is one which collectors will admire as the paper is perfectly white and original. The note shows deep black inks and a vivid watermark. Signed by K.O. Peppiatt. UNCIRCULATED."

photo courtesy Ponterio and Associates
photo courtesy Ponterio and Associates

This specimen was lot 3089 in Ponterio sale 158 (New York, January 2011), where it did not sell. The catalog description[2] noted, "GREAT BRITAIN. Bank of England. 5 Pounds, ND (1957-67). P-371. A stunning note with pack fresh quality and lovely inks throughout. Consecutive to the next lot. Gem Uncirculated." A classic "fiver" from the Fifties.


  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, and Kent Ponterio, Ponterio sale 151: The 2009 Baltimore Auction, Irvine, CA: Bowers and Merena, 2009.
  • [2]Ponterio, Richard, and Kent Ponterio, Ponterio sale 158: The 2011 N.Y.I.N.C. Auction, Irvine: Bowers and Merena, 2010.

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