I regret that I don't have a magnifier for my website
but you can always see these banknotes enlarged
simply by going into your "Tools" setting and under
"Zoom" and increase to 150, 200 or possibly even 250%
The banknote should still be fairly clear.
Please read my comment on grading
before looking at the banknotes
"Grading is an personal opinion - not an exact science !"
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.
Most 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 been circulated !
For many years the highest grade I used for banknotes was EF+ (for UNC)
however this I have been told by some collectors to be confusing !
I heard what you say and therefore, from now on, I will start to re-grade the
British banknotes on my website ( Starting - June 2018).
I will be changing mainly my EF+ & EF-EF+ graded banknotes.
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" - As good as it comes !
AUNC for banknotes that to me look as if they there is a faint flick, mark or
even a slight bend (NOT a hard crease). Virtually perfect !
EF+ for banknotes that very clean but have a slight crease.
Better than EF but not quite good enough to be AUNC
EF for banknotes that might have slight wear and a centre crease
(Possibly on the reverse) that would be more obvious.
Grade lower than EF would be as per normal grading
and most will require the grading of BOTH sides of the banknote.
Because banknotes in lower than EF grade normally will have
more wear or dirty on the reverse - just due to the way they were
folded to put in a wallet. I will therefore show the grade of
BOTH sides of banknotes - when necessary
Pin-holes do NOT effect the grade of a note but can result in a devaluation of price.
As can numbers, postmarks, graffiti, etc.
I try to be as careful with grading as I possibly can
Runs of 3 (numbered) or + banknotes
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 !
A consecutive Pair of numbered banknotes
These notes have been priced for sale - as a pair.
As of 21 August 2018
So far I have altered the grades and added new stock to:
Work is in progress with adding and re-grading
A completely new look has been give to these pages !
The next issue will be the Fisher banknotes
The notes after that will be the
Beale, O'Brien, White £5's; etc.
These I will do as and when I get time !
Reference book used: English Paper Money by Duggleby / Pam West
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