Pick: #364 , The Banknote Book: B173
England. Bank of England. 1940 "Emergency Wartime" Issue. 2 shillings 6 pence type 1940. Date: No date (1940). Dimensions: 114 x 73 mm. Watermark: None. Material: Paper. Solid security thread. Printer: Bradbury, Wilkinson & Company or Waddingtons. Front and back: polychrome printing predominantly blue and black. Description of the front: Background with value in repetition. Guilloche patterns. No s/n. Texts in English: "This note is legal tender for half a crown" in text at centre. Signature: K. O. Peppiatt (Chief Cashier). Description of the back: English text. Guilloche patterns. Unissued. Very rare.