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Reading Coin Club

BRITISH  BANKNOTES

1797 - 1956

5 - 1000

 White Banknotes

1914 - 1919

10/- & 1

Bradbury - Treasury banknotes 

1919 - 1928

10/- & 1

Fisher - Treasury banknotes

1928 - 1934

10/- & 1

Mahon & Cattern

1934 - 1949

10/- 

K. O. Peppiatt

1934 - 1949

K. O. Peppiatt

1949 - 1955

10/- & 1

P. S. Beale

1955 - 1962

10/- 

L. K. O'Brien

1955 - 1962

L. K. O'Brien

1955 - 1962

L. K. O'Brien

1962 - 1966

10/- 

J. Q. Hollom

1962 - 1966

J. Q. Hollom

1962 - 1966

5 & 10 

J. Q. Hollom

1966 - 1970

10/- 

J. S. Fforde

1966 - 1970

J. S. Fforde

1966 - 1970

5; 10 & 20 

J. S. Fforde

1970 - 1980

J. B. Page

1980 - 1988

D. H. F. Somerset
 

 

The other cashiers will be added at a later date!

 

Reference book used: English Paper Money by Duggleby / Pam West

 

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What is meant by:

 

Type:   l/~~ :  l = Prefix letter;   / = (over);    ~~ = number   i.e: B/93  or B1/10

   

l~~l = letter, number, number, letter   i.e.  S12N

 

      The Prefix letters are listed under PREFIX

 

'Start'; 'Last' or "Replacement" Prefixes are

also listed - if we have them in stock

 

      More important  numbers are also listed 

as either a 'Start' or 'Last' number.  i.e:  01 or 99

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Grading

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I do not generally like using the grade UNC or UNUSED

unless the notes have come straight from a bank or machine or in an unused block !

Therefore this (generally) only applies to modern banknotes.

All of the banknotes that have survived from the earlier period (Bradbury to O'Brien)

could have corner flicks from being counted by bank clerks, or slight mis-handling !

If the note was obtained from "general circulation" it will have passed through at 

least one set of hands so by right had been in "circulation". 

However, that note could still be un-creased !

Therefore I feel the term UNCirculated is a misnomer and should not be taken literally. 

I feel that UNC really means "Nice, New, Clean, no marks, creases, etc. and looks as 

if it just came fresh from a bank !" Impossible to prove it has NOT be circulated !

For many years the highest grade I used was EF+ (for UNC) however this I have been

told has confused some collectors and I heard what you say. 

Therefore, from now on I will start to re-grade the notes on my website (10 April 2018).

Changing my EF+ & EF-EF+ grades.

My 'new' grade listing will be (in order of highest grade first !)

UNC

AUNC

EF+-AUNC

EF+

EF-EF+

EF, etc.

UNC for banknotes that to me look as if they are "clean, no marks, no creases

 and look as if they could have come straight from a bank" !

AUNC for banknotes that to me look as if they there is a flick, mark or 

 even a faint crease. Even if not obvious.

If I notice anything, such as a more obvious crease, I would grade down to

AUNC, EF+ or EF 

depending on how strong a crease or mark is.

I will also try and indicate what I have noticed, when possible !

Pin-holes do NOT effect the grade but can result in a devaluation of price

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I try to be as careful with grading as I possibly can - but grading in not an exact science !

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So far I have altered the grades of: Bradbury, Fisher, Mahon & Catterns banknotes

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White 5, Fisher, Peppiatt to Somerset I will do as I get time

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Runs of 3 or +

Can be sold as a pair (minimum) or more than 2. 

These have been priced singly for you to work out how many you want !

 

Consecutive Pair

Some of these notes have been priced for sale either - as a pair or singly