Blog — 2016
The UK's top collecting stories of 2016
Posted by Mark Liversidge on
2016 has certainly been an eventful year for British coins and banknotes, with several stories hitting the headlines. As the year draws to a close, here is a look back at our favourites. New Polymer £5 note creates a collecting frenzy On September 13th the Bank of England introduced its first ever plastic banknote - the first in a complete overhaul of the existing paper notes to improve their durability. The early issues with low serial numbers immediately sent the public into a collecting frenzy and it was not long before some notes were changing hands online for thousands of pounds. Beatrix...