Pick: #365 , The Banknote Book: B174
England. Bank of England. 1940 "Emergency Wartime" Issue. 5 shillings 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 pink and olive green. Description of the front: Background with value in repetition. Guilloche patterns. No s/n. Texts in English: "This note is legal tender for five shillings" in text at centre. Signature: K. O. Peppiatt (Chief Cashier). Description of the back: English text. Guilloche patterns. Unissued. Very rare.