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Irish Woman Finds Fiver Worth £50,000, Only Goes And Gives It To Charity

Irish Woman Finds Fiver Worth £50,000, Only Goes And Gives It To Charity

A Northern Irish woman has found the last of the £50,000 five pound notes and donated it to charity.

She sent it the fourth note to Graham Short, who engraved tiny images of Jane Austen onto some fivers last year, pleading him to "help young people".

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"£5 note enclosed, I don't need it at my time of life. Please use it to help young people," the woman wrote.

Short added on his website: "The lady who found the note has surprised us all by sending it to the gallery and asking that it be used to help young people. So Graham and the Gallery will be working closely together to do so.

"Currently contacting outlets connected to Children in Need to try and give this to a good cause so we honour the request of the lucky woman who originally discovered the note.

"Stay tuned for more information as the story redevelops over the following days!"

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The elderly woman who found the note desired to remain anonymous.

Image: PA

"An old lady found it and she said 'I don't want my picture in the papers' and she said 'if it sells for a lot of money it will be better if young children could benefit from it," Short told the BBC.

The famous engraver spent each of the four special polymer notes in England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

All four have been retrieved, including the England one, which was discovered by yours truly right here at LADbible HQ.

Fellow artist and friend Tony Huggins-Haig believes the notes could be worth up to £100,000.

"It's been an incredible and humbling story thanks to Graham, who goes to incredible lengths to create artwork," he said.

Featured Image Credit: Graham Short

Topics: fiver, Charity

Josh Teal

Josh Teal is a journalist at LADbible. He has contributed to the 'Knowing Me, Knowing EU' and 'UOKM8?' campaigns interviewing everyone from student drug dealers to climate change activists.

 

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