Pick: #268 , The Banknote Book: B161 , Other: B205
England. Bank of England. Pound System. 1866-1870 "Britannia - Signature Forbes" Issue. 5 pounds type 1866. Date and location: London 5 August 1869. 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. Texts in English. Signature: manuscript signature of Hy Dixon. Signature of George Forbes in watermark. This note was sold in 2019 at £16,000 by Spink, Auction # 19031 (lot # 2078). Forbes a very rare note in any denomination. (Source: Spink).