Pick: #363 , The Banknote Book: B172
England. Bank of England. 1928-1948 "Britannia" Issue. 1 pound type 1928. Designed by William Keesey. Date: No date (1928-1948). Dimensions: 150 x 84 mm. Watermark: Helmet head of Britannia and wavy line pattern. Material: Paper. Security thread: Varieties. Printer: Bank of England Works. Front and back: polychrome printing predominantly brown, blue and green. Description of the front: Ornate crowned vignette of Britannia top left. Series and numbering printed in red. Texts in English: "Promise to pay to Bearer on demand the sum of One Pound" in text at centre. Signature: C. P. Mahon, B. G. Catterns or K. O. Peppiatt (Chief Cashier). Description of the back: Bank of England building. Saint George on horse slaying dragon. Acanthus leaf swirls. For a similar note with security thread see Pick: # 369. Replacement notes with prefix S. Note: During the WW II German occupation of Guernsey, 5000 pieces of #363 were withdrawn and replaced with new small change notes. Before the notes were turned over to the occupation forces, local officials had them overprinted on face and back, quickly ending any further redeemability (source: World Paper Money). For notes with vertical Withdrawn from / Circulation overprints, see Guernsey.