British 5 Pounds

$5.25

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The pound sterling is the official currency of the United Kingdom, Jersey, England, the Isle of Man, Gibraltar, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, the British Antarctic Territory, and Tristan da Cunha. The pound was a unit of account in Anglo-Saxon England, and its origins date back to the reign of King Offa of Mercia (757–796). Almost 50 years after the Bank of England was founded in 1694; the first banknote was printed in denominations of £10 notes in 1759, followed by £5 in 1793 and £1 and £2 in 1797. In 1855, a new series was introduced in denominations of £5, £10, £20, £50, £100, £200, £300, £500, and £1000. Already in more recent times, The Bank of England introduced a polymer banknote series in denominations of £5 in 2016, followed by £10 in 2017, £20 in 2020, and £50 in 2021. The Bank of England oversees the monetary policy of the pound sterling and regulates the amount of money in circulation. Official currency symbol: £/p (pre-decimal).

The 5 British pound note front design features the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II (Queen of the United Kingdom and 15 other commonwealth realms), on a background with line pattern and replications number five in the lower right; at the center is an illustration of the Bank of England with Coat of Arms of England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland. The design is completed with a window seal of the Queen’s portrait, a holographic seal of the Royal Crown, a stylized image of Big Ben (Elizabeth’s Tower), and the Bank of England seal. The reverse of the note shows the portrait of Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill (1874 – 1965), was a British historian, writer, painter, and statesman who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom for two terms: from 1940 to 1945, and again from 1951 to 1955. Churchill was the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1953. The portrait has a background that illustrates a view of Westminster (seat of government of the United Kingdom) and the Elizabeth Tower, which contains Big Ben on the South Bank of London; on the structure is presented the Nobel Prize medal that Churchill won together with the wording of the award mention. The design is completed with a window seal of the Queen’s portrait, a stylized image of Big Ben (Elizabeth’s Tower), and a Bank of England seal. This note is part of the 2015 series, and its color is blue-turquoise.

Text: Bank of England, I PROMISE TO PAY THE BEARER ON DEMAND THE SUM OF FIVE POUNDS, Five Pounds, BLENHEIM, LONDON FOR THE GOVERNOR AND COMPANY OF THE BANK OF ENGLAND, CHIEF CASHIER, I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat, Sir Winston Churchill 1874 – 1965, £5.

 

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