An ‘extremely rare’ five pound note featuring York Minster is up for auction.
And it is worth a lot more than a mere fiver!
The note dates from 16 April 1899. It was issued by the York City & County Banking Company, and bears the signature of general manager WW Morrell.
The note also features a picture of the bank, and the Yorkshire rose.
Auctioneers Dix Noonan Webb describe the note as ‘extremely rare’. So how much is it worth?
They value it as between £700 and £900.
Andrew Pattison, head of the banknotes department at Dix Noonan Webb, said: “This beautiful note, issued in Leyburn in 1899, is one of the latest dates possible for an English provincial banknote.
“It features a stunning vignette of York Minster in the upper centre.”
Five pounds was a huge sum of money when the note was issued. It is the equivalent of about £650 today.
The auction takes place next Thurdsay, 27 May. To find out more, check out the Dix Noonan Webb website.