Money and The Queen
Following the Queen's death on September 8 a number of changes have already begun getting underway, some of them being the first in a lifetime. For ordinary people Britain everyday things like money and stamps, both of which currently carry Queen Elizabeth II's face, will have to be replaced. Although the Bank of England has not yet confirmed the date that the money will change, there is likely to be a significant transition phase between notes and coins featuring Queen Elizabeth II and those with King Charles III's image. Taking this as our departing point we are going to take a walk down to money history lane and take a look back to all the notes that had Queen Elizabeth as the main character.
1956 - The Bank of England is allowed to use the Queen's portrait
1960–1961 The Queen first appears on a Bank of England note
1961Test prints for the Queen's portrait
1963–1964 Series C £5 and £10 notes
1967 An unissued 50p note
1970s New portraits for D Series notes
1970 A new portrait for 'high sum' notes
1971A second portrait for the £5 and £1 notes
1990 A timeless image for E Series
1990 Design for the watermark portrait
Since 1990 Creating a watermark
Since 2016 Portraits on polymer
From the Eurochange family we share the British’s loss. Times of changes are coming soon but we will remain the same. We still exchanging the old paper pounds to euro, but not all of them of course, anyways a note from 1960 will be more valuable that what the currency cost. Find us using our store locator and come to exchange your currency.
And if you are interested on knowing more about the history of these historical moments on britain´s money, let us know in the comments and we will make another post going deeper in the history of some of those notes.
September 16, 2022