SIX £5 notes worth £50,000 are kicking about in the UK…

Last month, we were gripped by football fever and the hopes of England finally bringing football home for the first time since 1966. The nation was in awe of our Golden Boot winning captain, Harry Kane and the fantastic effort of our young team, who made it through to the semi-finals before meeting their match against Croatia.

So, much to our disappointment, football didn’t come home this year, but something very special indeed has happened as a result of England’s champion goal-scorer…

 

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A number of unique £5 notes, engraved with a tiny portrait of footballer Harry Kane with the inscription ‘World Cup Golden Boot Winner 2018’, have been put into circulation by specialist micro-engraver Graham Short.

Short has been using fine needles to carefully etch Kane’s portrait on the ‘clear section’ of the polymer £5 notes to celebrate the England Football team, taking six days to complete each inticate design.

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Six notes will be distributed by Mr Short, with the first being given to Harry Kane himself and the others being spent across the UK, including the village of Meriden (West Midlands), Edinburgh and Merthyr Tydfil. The final note is rumoured to be spent in Northern Ireland this week, so Change Checkers all over the UK, keep your eyes peeled! 

Graham Short has revealed the serial numbers of these notes for you to look out for:

 

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Each note is insured for £50,000, so anyone lucky enough to get their hands on one can expect that sum if they auction off the fiver.

You may remember our previous blog detailing some of Mr Short’s other work which featured a micro-engraving of Jane Austen on the Polymer banknotes of which there is still one left to find.

Eagle eyed collectors have been hunting down this final note and I’m certain will be just as excited as we are to hear about the Harry Kane notes.


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  1. Marylyn Boal on August 23, 2018 at 7:19 pm

    Hello Rachel
    I have a £5 note that looks as if it has a sky scrapper where Big Ben is.
    The number of the note is AK735330.
    Do you know anything about it.
    Thank you for reading my mail.
    Mer



  2. shaun on August 14, 2018 at 7:35 pm

    I have a 5 pound note with harry kane on it but the serial number ain’t any of them how do you definitely no there the serial numbers?



    • Rachel Hooper on August 16, 2018 at 8:30 am

      Hi Shaun. Mr Short has provided the serial numbers he has etched the design into. Unfortunately if yours doesn’t match it may be a copycat, but you could always contact the Tony Huggins-Haig Gallery in Kelso, as they might be able to provide advice on this. Thanks, Rachel



  3. RennieAnn Lindsay on August 2, 2018 at 4:13 pm

    Thank you very much Rachel so kind



  4. RennieAnn Lindsay on August 1, 2018 at 6:29 pm

    What are the serial numbers on the new Harry Kane £5 notes



    • Rachel Hooper on August 2, 2018 at 8:17 am

      The serial numbers to look out for are:

      AC04487157
      AC04619245
      AC06244707
      AL52603019
      AM33305187
      BA26831255



  5. RennieAnn Lindsay on August 1, 2018 at 6:07 pm

    What serial numbers are on the Harry Kane £5 notes?



    • Rachel Hooper on August 2, 2018 at 8:17 am

      The serial numbers to look out for are:

      AC04487157
      AC04619245
      AC06244707
      AL52603019
      AM33305187
      BA26831255