Please read my comment on grading
before looking at the banknotes
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 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 (June 2018).
Changing my EF+ & EF-EF+ grades.
My 'new' grade listing will be (in order of highest grade first !)
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.
I will also try and indicate what I have noticed, when possible !
Most banknotes in lower than EF grade have more wear or dirty on
the reverse - just due to the way they were folded to put in a wallet.
I will 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.
I try to be as careful with grading as I possibly can - but grading in not an exact science !
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 !
These notes have been priced for sale - as a pair.
As of 13 August 2018
So far I have altered the grades and added new stock to:
(1928-30) Mahon 10 Shillings & 1 Pound (+ pictures)
(1930-34) Catterns 10 Shillings & 1 Pound (+ pictures)
(1934-50) Peppiatt 10 Shillings (All 4 issues)
Peppiatt 1 Pound - 1st issue / 2nd type
Peppiatt 1 Pound - 2nd issue " Blue" notes
Peppiatt 1 Pound - 3rd issue "UNTHREADED"
Peppiatt 1 pound - 4th issue "THREADED".
I am working my way backwards and the next issue will be
The Bradbury & Fisher notes
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