Held today at Spink and Son Ltd in London, the Jane Austen Polymer £10 note charity auction raised a fantastic £260,900!
Proceeds from the sale will be donated to three charities: Candelighters, Haven House Children’s Hospice and Macmillan Cancer support.
Which notes sold for the most money?
The lowest serial numbered note, AA01 000010 sold for a huge £7,200, over double the guide price!
In comparison, the lowest polymer £5 note AA01 000017 sold for £4,150 at last year’s auction.
Other notes that fetched a handsome sum were AA01 000011 and AA01 000014, selling for £5,200 and £3,500 respectively.
The lot that sold for the most was a sheet of 54 consecutively numbered £10 notes, fetching an incredible £13,500.
Finally, consecutive notes AA01 000999/001000 sold for £4,800.
Such was the popularity of this auction, every one of the 122 lots sold for more that the guide price, in many cases double.
Did any Change Checkers manage to win a note at the charity auction? If so, we’d love to hear.
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!
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.
There is also a sheet of 54 £10 notes available to bid on and this could reach between £4,500 -£6,500!
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YORKSHIRE BANK: 94-96 Briggate, LS1 6NP
CARDTRONICS: Rawdon Newsagents, 11 Harrogate Road, LS19 6HW
SANTANDER: 45 Lord Street, L2 6PB
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HSBC: 130 New Street, B2 4JU
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LLOYDS: 36-38 New Street, B2 4EG
BARCLAYS: 79-84 High Street, B4 7TE
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NOTE MACHINE: Barry’s Food and Wine, 149 Hoxton Street, N1 6PJ
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HSBC: 165 Fleet Street, EC4A 2DY
NATIONWIDE: 1 Threadneedle Street, EC2r 8BP
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LLOYDS: 33 Old Broad Street, EC2N 1HZ
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SANTANDER: 119 High Street, SO23 9AS
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NOTE MACHINE : Eurochange Bath, 6 Southgate Street
HSBC: 45 Milsom Street, BA1 1DU
NATWEST: 15-17 High Street, BA1 5AH
LLOYDS: 31 Queens Street, CF10 2AG
NATIONWIDE: Nationwide House, Pipers Way, SN3 1TX