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Great Britain 5 Pounds (1971-1991)

Item Code: GB-378

Front: Queen Elizabeth II in court robes. Bank of England logo: Britannia seated next to a pile of coins and a shield,
holding a spear and a laurel or olive branch. Nike, also known as Victoria, winged goddess of victory riding a chariot
pulled by two horses. Back: The Battle of Salamanca in Spain. Field Marshal Arthur Wellesley, The First Duke of
Wellington (1769-1852). Watermark: Vertically repeated effigy of The Duke of Wellington. Predominant colour: Blue.
Date first issued: 11 November 1971. Date last issued: 1990. Date ceased to be legal tender: 29 November 1991.
Design: Harry Eccleston. Signatures: J.B. Page (1971-72); D.H.F. Somerset (1980-87); G.M. Gill (1988-91) (Chief
Cashier). Legal tender: No, but exchangeable forever at Bank of England in London. Material: Cotton paper.
Printer: Bank of England Printing Works.


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Dimensions: 146 x 77 mm

Texts: Bank of England. I Promise to Pay the Bearer on Demand the Sum of Five Pounds. London, for the
Governor and Company of the Bank of England.

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