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1949threepence

Look out for these four unique fivers !!!

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This is interesting

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Four special £5 notes, engraved with a tiny portrait of author Jane Austen, are being put into circulation and could be worth more than £20,000.

The first of four notes featuring art by specialist micro-engraver Graham Short was spent in Kelso in the Scottish Borders on Monday.

Three more notes will be spent in England, Wales and Northern Ireland this week.

Mr Short's last work, a portrait of the Queen on a pinhead, sold for £100,000.

The artist came up with the idea of engraving a 5mm portrait of Pride and Prejudice author Jane 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.

He has included a different quote around each one, ensuring that each note is unique.

Anyone finding one of the notes has been advised to contact the Tony Huggins-Haig Gallery in Kelso, which launched the project.

 

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The four notes have the serial numbers AM32 885551, AM32 885552, AM32 885553 and AM32 885554.

Worth looking out for, although the chances of coming across one are exceedingly remote, of course. 

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I wonder if these are of more interest to art or bank note collectors?

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3 hours ago, Nutsaboutcoins said:

I wonder if these are of more interest to art or bank note collectors?

They'd be of interest to anybody if they got one lol ;):lol: 

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try the lottery u have a better chance of winning than than finding one of these notes prob about 18 million to one

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The Welsh one was found a couple of days ago.

Jerry

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1 hour ago, jelida said:

The Welsh one was found a couple of days ago.

Jerry

I did wonder how quickly any of them would be found, as the venture wasn't that massively publicised.  Articles like the above are also soon forgotten.

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leaves odds  of 25 million to one now then

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1 hour ago, copper123 said:

leaves odds  of 25 million to one now then

Those are ballpark snapshot odds at any given time. Actually they would be greater than that, given the number of new fivers produced. But probability theory suggests that over a longer period of time, if the remaining three are still not located - or more probably forgotten about, by those who were even aware in the first place - those odds gradually lessen as you have endless opportunities to look.  

 It certainly won't do any harm to keep an eye out, it's a bit of fun, and unlike the lottery, it's totally free and can be done at any time !  

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On 12/12/2016 at 1:27 PM, Nutsaboutcoins said:

I wonder if these are of more interest to art or bank note collectors?

I would feel of more value to Art collectors.

Its like autographs or anything else put on a note.

Plus the Art collectors tend to spend more IMO.

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Just now, PWA 1967 said:

I would feel of more value to Art collectors.

Its like autographs or anything else put on a note.

Plus the Art collectors tend to spend more IMO.

I'd agree with that. If I found one, I wouldn't want to keep it, but I would be interested in getting any money on offer. 

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35 million to one , now ,  marginally less if you live in england or n/ ireland

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