New British £5 note sells for £4,150 at charity auction



2016-10-04 15:46:00

The Royal Mint launched a new £5 note in Britain recently, made from hadwearing plastic polymer rather than paper.

Since then collectors have been desperately searching for notes with low serial numbers, and yesterday several sold at a charity auction in London.

The most valuable note came with the serial AA01 000017, which according to the Bank of England is the lowest available to the public. Excited bidding pushed the final price up to £4,150 ($5,290).

Apparently the very first note, AA00 000001, was given to the Queen - which is fair enough, as she's the one with her face on it.

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