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Great Britain 20 Pounds (1970-1991)

Item Code: GB-380

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. Saint George slaying the dragon, who is placed in William Shakespeare's
plays. Back: The balcony scene from Romeo and Juliet. English poet and playwright William Shakespeare (1564-1616) -
his sculpture erected in Poet's Corner in Westminster Abbey, London in 1740, designed by William Kent and executed by
Peter Scheemakers. Watermark: Portrait of William Shakespeare. Predominant colour: Purple. Issuer: Bank of
England. Date first issued: 9 July 1970. Date last issued: 5 June 1991. Date ceased to be legal tender: 19 March
1993. Design: Harry Eccleston. Signatures: J.S. Fforde (1970); 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: 160 x 90 mm

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

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