Are 5 pound notes worth anything?

Are 5 pound notes worth anything?

It lost its status of legal tender on 5 May 2017 and is no longer accepted in shops or businesses. However, its value remains intact – in fact, it “entitles the bearer to the sum of five pounds” forever, says the Bank of England – and can be exchanged for a new polymer note.

Are British notes flammable?

Sticking a match under a note and seeing it going up in flames may become a thing of the past. The new notes are combustible, but only ignite in high heat conditions.

Are old UK bank notes worth anything?

As a rough rule of thumb, Pattison says anything from before 1960 is worth getting valued. Even the 1956 old black and white fivers, which a lot of people kept, can sell for good money. One in mint condition is worth about £50. He also says it’s worth checking if you have any provincial banknotes.

How much is a AK 5 pound note worth?

Rare £5 note with serial number AK47 sells for over £80,000 on eBay. new polymer five pound note with the serial number AK47 has sold on eBay for a record £80,000.

What is the rarest 5 pound note?

In May last year, a £5 note with the serial number A01 000004 was sold for £16,800. During a charity auction in October 2016, a banknote with the serial number AA01 000017 sold for £4,150. Low serial numbers are sought-after by collectors, with those starting with A01 particularly prized.

Can you still use the old 5 pound notes?

Many banks will accept withdrawn notes as deposits from customers. The Post Office may also accept withdrawn notes as a deposit into any bank account you can access at the Post Office. And, you can always exchange withdrawn notes with us.

Can you burn UK money?

The Currency and Banknotes Act of 1928 made it an offence to deface a banknote in any way. Strangely, it is not illegal to destroy a banknote altogether, although, according to the Coinage Act of 1971, it is an offence – if you can manage it – to destroy a coin (that was minted after 1969).

Are the new 5 pound notes indestructible?

When contacted by, a Bank of England spokesman clarified the plastic notes are “not indestructible”. She said: “Polymer notes are stronger than paper notes and last longer in usual day-to-day use but they are not indestructible.

What is a rare 5 pound note?

What can I do with an old 5 note?

The only place you can now exchange your paper notes for crisp polymer notes is at The Bank of England. Banks, building societies and Post Offices no longer accept the paper note even for exchanges, so you will have to physically go down to the BoE if you want to get your hands on fresh plastic notes.