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This Is How You Can Tell If Your Fiver Is Worth More Than Its Actual Value

This Is How You Can Tell If Your Fiver Is Worth More Than Its Actual Value

At the moment we all can't move for a load of tosh going viral about someone's five pound note.

Several people have put the new five pound notes on eBay, highlighting a misprint or some kind of defect as something that should be paid for. But how can you tell if someone else is going to break the bank to get their hands on your fiver?

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Credit: PA

Apparently, the notes with serial numbers that begin with 'AA01' hold the most value, as this means they were made in the first batch. Following 'AA01', there will be six more numbers. The lower the number, the earlier it was produced, and the more money it can be sold for. The note with the serial number 'AA01 000001' was presented to the Queen, and will hold the most value - so if somehow you managed to break into Buck house and get your hands on it, sell it for thousands.

There are 999,998 other notes out there from the first batch that was produced, meaning '000002' is up for grabs.

The numbers can be found on the reverse side, where Sir Winston Churchill's face sits, and are printed underneath the new clear window.

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Give yours a check now, see if you could be quids in. Some are going for 60 times their worth.

Featured image credit: PA

Topics: fiver, five pound note

Mark McGowan

Mark is a journalist at LADbible, who joined in 2015 after a year as a freelance writer. In the past he blogged for independent football fan channel Redmen TV, after graduating from Staffordshire University with degrees in journalism and English literature. He has worked on campaigns such as UOKM8? and IIOC.

 

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