Pick: #269 , The Banknote Book: B162 , Other: B205
England. Bank of England. Pound System. 1866-1870 "Britannia - Signature Forbes" Issue. 10 pounds type 1868. Date and location: London 21 July 1868. Dimensions: 211 x 133 mm. Watermark: Varieties. Material: Paper (deckle). No security thread. Printer: Bank of England Works. Front black and white. No back: Uniface note. Description of the front: Ornate crowned vignette of Britannia top left. Series and numbering printed in black. "I promise to pay to Bearer on Demand the Sum of Ten Pounds" in text at centre. Texts in English. Signature: manuscript signature of Hy Dixon. Signature of George Forbes in watermark. This note was sold at £21,000 by Spink, Auction # 19038 (lot # 3072). Forbes a very rare note in any denomination. (Source: Spink).