Easy money? That is if you find that you have one of the four elusive £5 notes featuring the tiny portrait of Jane Austen engraved as an extra item and although defacing of bank notes renders them illegal these ones have the official seal of approval the Bank of England so they are legal tender. When the story first broke a couple of weeks ago they were initially been valued at £20,000 each but according to the BBC News item “£5 bank note worth £50,000 spent in Melton Mowbray Pie Shop.” Which represents quite a jump for a couple of weeks and suggests that once they start turning up the value will only increase.
The” extra” engraving was carried out by artist Graham Short who came up with the idea of engraving a 5mm portrait of Pride and Prejudice author Austen on the transparent part of the new plastic Bank of England £5 notes to mark the 200th anniversary of Austen’s death next year. The actual whereabouts of the notes is not known but we do know where they were launched into circulation –
A Kelso bakers
A Melton Mowbray Pie Shop
A café in Wales
And TBA somewhere in Northern Ireland
Each of the Jane Austen portraits is engraved with a different quotation from one of her novels
Just to make it a little easier to find these notes (ha ha!) here are the serial numbers and quotations that you need to look for –
- AM32 885551: “If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more,” from the Austen novel, Emma
- AM32 885552: “To be fond of dancing was a certain step towards falling in love,” from Pride and Prejudice
- AM32 885553: “A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of,” from the Austen novel, Mansfield Park
- AM32 885554: “I hope I never ridicule what is wise or good,” from Pride and Prejudice
Or if you prefer it graphically –
If you should be one of the lucky individuals who finds one of these notes as a result of reading this article we would be extremely grateful if you would show your appreciation by purchasing one of our superb new composite front doors – after all what’s the odd thousand pound spent on a new front door if we have pointed the way to increasing your wealth by circa £50,000
Here at Global Door we do not make it easy for potential customers – we like to give as much choice as possible so whether your preference is for a –
Door, we have something to suit all tastes and as we all have personal favourites we throw in a pretty impressive range of colours
And with thirteen of them that’s an awful lot of permutations before the accessories and the glass are chosen – that £50,000 prize could definitely go a long way in finding you your new dream front door.
Here at Global Door we are always on hand to help our customers with their choice and to offer advice when it is required whether it be our excellent Finance deals or our superb First Class Installation service we invariably have the answers and our customers seem to like it that way judging from their TRUST PILOT comments
Good luck with your search but remember we will be looking too.