A new Polymer Jane Austen £10 note has sold for £3,600!

On the day the new Polymer £10 note was released, we published a blog detailing which of the new Polymer Jane Austen £10 notes you should all be looking out for.

We predicted that notes which feature key Jane Austen dates, such as the year of her birth and death, will prove to be very popular with collectors…and it seems that we were right!

A Polymer £10 note with serial number AH17 75 (the year of Jane Austen’s birth) has sold on eBay for a whopping £3,600 – 360 times face value!

A Polymer Jane Austen has sold for £3,600

As expected, notes whose serial number starts with AA (the first off the press) are also proving very popular; AA01 notes have sold for between £40-£70 on the auction site.

AK47 notes are also catching the eye of collectors with these selling for between £20 – £40.

Bank of England Charity Auction

On the 6th October, Spink and Son auctioneers will be selling some of the very lowest serial numbered Polymer £10 notes on behalf of the Bank of England. All money raised from the sale will be donated to three charities: Candleighters, Haven House Children’s Hospice and Macmillan Cancer Support.

In total they are 137 lots with the lowest serial numbered note AA01 000010 estimated to fetch between £2,000 – £3,000. The highest serial number in the auction is AA01 002016 which is expected to be sold for between £200 – £300.

The lowest serial numbered note is expected to be sold for between £2,000 – £3,000

There is also a sheet of 54 £10 notes available to bid on and this could reach between £4,500 -£6,500!


  1. Kaz on October 3, 2017 at 1:06 pm

    I have is e Austin AA01 694112 and BK11 981734 ????

  2. Steve Turner on September 29, 2017 at 2:22 pm

    I have a £10 note with the serial number AH50… is this worth anything?

  3. Mandy on September 26, 2017 at 8:21 pm

    I have a £10 note with aa12 is this have any value other than it being worth just £10

    • Luke Hearn on September 27, 2017 at 11:36 am

      Hi Mandy, Collectors are really looking for the early AA01 serial numbers so I would suggest that this note is worth face value. Thanks Luke