New £10 note: How to tell if your new note is worth thousands of pounds

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Shoppers are being urged by experts to check the serial numbers on their new £10 as they could earn them thousands of pounds.

The new polymer notes will go into circulation on Thursday and some could be worth many times their face value.

Like last year’s new £5 note, the new, slightly smaller note is made from durable polymer, but features the face of Jane Austen.

Seriel numbers prefixed with JA01, because they’re Austen’s initials; JA75, because that’s Austen’s birth year; and JA17, because that’s the year of Austen’s death, should all be looked out for, according to money specialist website Change Checker.

However Change Checker writes: “Whilst these will likely become popular with collectors in the future, it could be many years before notes with these serial numbers enter circulation due to the huge amount of possible combinations that would come before ‘JA’.”

Meanwhile notes with serial numbers representing  the author’s date of birth and date of death – 16 121775 and 18 071817 – are likely to be in high demand.

And the note with serial number 17 751817 – her birth and death year combined – could also fetch a small fortune, as could 28 011813, the year was when Pride and Prejudice was first published,

Serial numbers starting with AA01 are also expected to be popular with collectors, as it means the cash was the first off the printing press. 

An auction was held last year which included new polymer £5 notes with low and interesting serial numbers, and raised a total of £194,500.


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