This £5 banknote just sold for £4,150!

One of the new polymer £5 banknotes featuring Winston Churchill recently sold for a whopping £4,150 at a Bank of England charity auction on Monday 3rd October.

The banknote was only expected to fetch £800-£1200 at the charity event but it actually went for 830 times its face value!

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This banknote sold for an extraordinary £4,150 at the charity auction.

Just last month we reported that banknotes with the serial number beginning with AA01 were selling online for hundreds of pounds. The banknotes which were released into circulation on September 13th are still catching the public’s attention with collectors looking to keep hold of the notes while they are still in good condition.

The first batch of banknotes from the presses carry a serial number starting AA01, followed by a six-digit number. There are 999,999 new fivers with the AA01 prefix and these are the ones selling for vast sums.

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Winston Churchill features on the new Polymer £5 Banknotes

The £5 note was lot one at the event held in London and carried the serial number AA01 000017, making it the lowest available to the public according to auctioneers Spink.

A lot of bids came through online and it is thought that a lot of interest in these banknotes came from across the pond because Churchill was a well-known face over in the US.

The Bank of England Charity event raised a total of £203,820 with the money going to three worthy charities which were chosen by staff at the Bank of England.

A total of 601 banknotes were up for sale at the event and every banknote sold well over its estimate sale price.

  1. Karen Harding on November 9, 2016 at 10:45 pm

    I have Ak50 and Ak44 worth anything?



  2. Kiranjit on November 8, 2016 at 9:02 am

    I have an AM 21 and 49 five pound note. What’s it wotth?



  3. Daniel Lawson on November 8, 2016 at 7:15 am

    I have seen these soar in the past couple of weeks. The ones that seem to have most value are the serial no’s starting AA01 and even more if the rest of the no.s match a date. For example someones date of birth could be 5th of June 1980 the serial no would be like- AA01 050680

    Also if you have certain amounts of notes with the serial no. consecutive to each other sell very well.

    Have a look at the site notecollector.co.uk/stores



  4. Leila on November 5, 2016 at 11:02 pm

    I have a AA30 is this worth anything



  5. Donna Staines on November 5, 2016 at 8:22 pm

    I have a 5.00 with ak47 is it worth anything



  6. Mrs Miriam Parrish on November 5, 2016 at 4:27 pm

    I have a £5banknote it is AA49314119 what is it worth



  7. Linda kendall on November 4, 2016 at 5:50 pm

    Hi I have a banknote with the number.AA06664711..is this wort anything please..



  8. Declan Waggett on November 4, 2016 at 11:06 am

    Hi i have a AK05 107957, AK26 016673 these worth anything other than 5 pounds each??



  9. Karen on November 1, 2016 at 3:02 pm

    I have an AA01 new £5.00 can anyone tell me if it is worth more than a £5a please



  10. Tina lee on October 29, 2016 at 7:03 pm

    I have a £5 AA 21 182968
    Is this worth anything?



    • Tom Ripley on October 31, 2016 at 10:45 pm

      Yes its worth £5



  11. Nicholette Stothard on October 29, 2016 at 4:17 pm

    I have a new £5 note with serial number AB09380284 is it worth anything?



  12. rachel byrne on October 29, 2016 at 1:56 pm

    HI I HAVE ONE AA04 017300 IS THIS WORTH ANYTHINK



    • Linda kendall on November 4, 2016 at 5:52 pm

      Hi I have a banknote with the number.AA06664711..is this wort anything please..



  13. john mcintyre on October 28, 2016 at 9:05 pm

    Ak09807232 ia it worth anyThing



  14. Kris buckley on October 28, 2016 at 3:10 pm

    I have 3 notes ak27079989 And ak14507098 and aa12096027 are they worth anything



  15. Emidio Micucci on October 28, 2016 at 12:36 am

    hi if someone interested I have 5 pound aa01012387



  16. wayne gornall on October 26, 2016 at 6:10 am

    I have a bank note of Churchill with AA02 108463 can it be worth something also a AK03 011543 can that be worth anything..please let me know if they are thanks



  17. luke on October 25, 2016 at 7:24 pm

    I’ve got a AA09 is it worth anything



  18. Joanne on October 25, 2016 at 5:20 pm

    My son has AA22 is that worth any thing



  19. Jackie on October 25, 2016 at 1:10 pm

    I have AA37 AA01 are they worth anything



    • Daniel Lawson on November 8, 2016 at 7:18 am

      The AA01 may sell well but depending on the rest of the numbers.



  20. ian dowler on October 25, 2016 at 9:17 am

    I have a crisp 5 pound note AA11 code is it worth any value



  21. Darren on October 25, 2016 at 8:46 am

    I’ve got a new fiver AK46 what’s it worth



    • Paul on November 7, 2016 at 2:40 pm

      Shit loads mate.how can u spend a fiver



  22. Emidio on October 24, 2016 at 8:26 am

    I guy’s somebody need aa0101



  23. Emidio Micucci on October 24, 2016 at 8:25 am

    I have aa0101 somebody need



  24. Sally on October 23, 2016 at 4:50 pm

    U have ak 45 what’s it worth



  25. linda cullen on October 23, 2016 at 2:19 pm

    I have a five pound note with aa16 is it worth anything?



  26. linda cullen on October 23, 2016 at 2:14 pm

    I have a five pound note with aa16is it worth anything?



  27. Carol Bould on October 23, 2016 at 10:59 am

    I have a new fiver AA01 647260 is that worth anything.



  28. Dominick on October 21, 2016 at 7:43 pm

    Hi i would like to know how much the value i will get for AA24 448579



  29. Paul steel on October 21, 2016 at 5:59 pm

    Is a five pound note serial no AA 05 worth more than five pound



  30. Martin Atkinson on October 17, 2016 at 1:07 pm

    I have a fiver AA18 144403, is it worth more than £5.00?



  31. N. Ramsey. on October 16, 2016 at 12:02 pm

    I have one with what I believe is an error, not the typical run of fives under the queens neck type of error either. I would like it verified.. can anyone advise how I can get this done?



  32. mike on October 14, 2016 at 12:49 pm

    hi I have a new £5 note AA12097196 is
    it worth anything



  33. Tracey Benton on October 14, 2016 at 12:03 am

    I have Aa36 339338, is it worth anything?



  34. Stacey willson on October 13, 2016 at 2:03 pm

    I have AA15
    Is it worth anything?



  35. kels on October 12, 2016 at 12:40 pm

    i have aa02 and aa03 are they of value?



  36. Andy Barnes on October 11, 2016 at 5:21 pm

    Finally were starting to catch up with the rest of the world. Let’s not dilly dally, the sooner the better for £10, £20 & £50 notes the better.



    • malcolmwickham on October 31, 2016 at 5:50 pm

      Why does no-one remember that we had plastic £5 notes several years ago?



  37. Chris coffey on October 11, 2016 at 1:18 pm

    I have 1 aa35 is it worth anything



    • JR on October 12, 2016 at 12:15 pm

      Ye could be £15-20 glgl



    • B Murray on October 16, 2016 at 9:17 pm

      I have a AA24 is this worth anything?