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UK - Bank of England One Pound Banknotes

The Modern Series - from 1928

Rotographic 14th Edition of "Collector's Banknotes"

Reference

Vincent Duggleby's
7th Edition of "English Paper Money"
Reference

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2009 Banknote
Yearbook 6th Edition:
Reference

Date
Prefix Sequence
Sequence Detail
Notes/comments

One Pound - Britannia type - C.P. Mahon (1925 - 1929)
Series A - Green - 150.7 x 84.4mm - 5.9375 x 3.3125in

RB31
B212
-
BE41a
1928 (Nov)
LNN
A01
-
-
BE41b
A--
-
-
BE41c
B-- to G--
-
-
BE41d
H-- to H32
-
-
BE42
A01 000001 to A01 000125
Presentation set of Ten Shillings and One Pound notes with matching A01 serial numbers in special Bank of England parchment envelope dated 22 November 1928. Only 125 sets were issued

One Pound - Britannia type - B.G. Catterns (1929 - 1934)
Series A - Green - 150.7 x 84.4mm- 5.9375 x 3.3125in

RB33
B225
-
BE43a
1930 (July)
LNN
H--
-
-
BE43b
J-- to Y--
without P, Q or V??????
-
BE43c
Z--
-
RB34
B226
-
BE44a
1930 (July)
NNL
NNL
01A
-
-
BE4b
--A
-

One Pound - Britannia type - K.O. Peppiatt (1934 - 1949)
Series A - Green - 150.7 x 84.4mm - 5.9375 x 3.3125in

RB36
B238
-
BE45a
1934 (Oct)
NNL
01B
-
-
BE45b
--B
-
-
BE45c
--C to --Y
without F, G, I, P, Q or V??????
-
BE45d
--Z (traced to 99Z)
-
RB37
B239
-
BE46a
1934 (Oct)
LNNL
A01A
-
-
BE46b
A--A
-
-
BE46c
B--A to K--A
without F, G or I??????
-
BE46d
L--A
-
-
BE46e
L39A
-
One Pound - Britannia type - K.O. Peppiatt (1934 - 1949)
Series A - Blue - 150.7 x 84.4mm - 5.9375 x 3.3125in with metal security thread
RB41
B249?
367a
BE47a
1940 (March)
LNNL
A01D
-
BE47b
LNNL
A--D
-
BE47c
LNNL
A--E and A--H
-
RB42
B250?
-
BE47d

1940

(Sep)

LNNL
B--D to Y--D
without F, G, I, P, Q or V??????
-
BE47e
LNNL
Z--D
-
-
BE47f
LNNL
Z87D
-
-
BE47g
LNNL
B--E to U--E
without F, G, I, P or Q??????
-
BE47h
LNNL
W--E
-
-
BE47i
LNNL
W48E
-
-
BE47j
LNNL
B--H to W--H
without F, G, I, P, Q or V??????
-
BE47k
LNNL
X--H
-
-
BE47l
LNNL
X96H
-
-
BE47Aa
LNNL
S01D
Replacement Note
-
BE47Ab
LNNL
S--D
Replacement Note (traced to S16D)
-
BE47Ac
LNNL
S--E
Replacement Note (traced from S03E to S09E)
-
BE47Ad
LNNL
S01H
Replacement Note
-
BE47Ae
LNNL
S--H
Replacement Note (traced to S13H)

The States of Guernsey Overprints
One Pound - Britannia type - C.P. Mahon (1925 - 1929)
Series A - Green - 150.7 x 84.4mm - 5.9375 x 3.3125in

RBG31a
-
-
BE48a
Sept 18th 1941
LNN
A-- to H--

Over printed "Withdrawn from circulation September 18th, 1941"

(48 known)

The States of Guernsey Overprints
One Pound - Britannia type - B.G. Catterns (1929 - 1934)
Series A - Green - 150.7 x 84.4mm- 5.9375 x 3.3125in

RGB33a
-
-
BE48b
Sept 18th 1941
LNN
H-- to Z--

Over printed "Withdrawn from circulation September 18th, 1941"

(69 known)

RGB34a
-
-
BE48c
Sept 18th 1941
NNL
--A

Over printed "Withdrawn from circulation September 18th, 1941"

(5 known)

The States of Guernsey Overprints
One Pound - Britannia type - K.O. Peppiatt (1934 - 1949)
Series A - Green - 150.7 x 84.4mm - 5.9375 x 3.3125in

RGB36a
-
-
BE48d
Sept 18th 1941
NNL
--B to --Z

Over printed "Withdrawn from circulation September 18th, 1941"

(330 known)

RGB37a
-
-
BE48e
Sept 18th 1941
LNNL
A--A to L--A

Over printed "Withdrawn from circulation September 18th, 1941"

(1,885 known)

The States of Guernsey Overprints
One Pound - Britannia type - K.O. Peppiatt (1934 - 1949)
Series A - Blue - 150.7 x 84.4mm - 5.9375 x 3.3125in with metal security thread
RGB41a
-
-
BE49a
Sept 18th 1941
LNNL
A--D

Over printed "Withdrawn from circulation September 18th, 1941." With a stop after 1941 on the front but not on the back.

(35 known)

RGB42a
-
-
BE49b
Sept 18th 1941
LNNL
C--D

Over printed "Withdrawn from circulation September 18th, 1941." With a stop after 1941 on the front but not on the back.

(85 known)

The States of Guernsey Overprints
One Pound - Britannia type - K.O. Peppiatt (1934 - 1949)
Series A - Green - unthreaded - 150.7 x 84.4mm - 5.9375 x 3.3125in
RGB37b
-
-
BE50a
Nov 10th 1941
LNNL
E03A

Over printed "Withdrawn from circulation November 10th, 1941." With a stop after 1941 on the front and the back.

(75 known)

RGB37c
-
-
BE50b
Nov 10th 1941
LNNL
E15A

Over printed "Withdrawn from circulation November 10th, 1941." With a stop after 1941 on the front and the back.

(403 known)

One Pound - Britannia type - K.O. Peppiatt (1934 - 1949)
Series A - Green - unthreaded - 150.7 x 84.4mm - 5.9375 x 3.3125in
RB44
B258
-
BE51a
1948 (June)
LNNL
R01A

The prefixes of RB44 and RB46 do overlap. The metal thread, or absence thereof are the only means of differentiating these otherwise identical types.
(traced to S48A)

-
BE51b
R--A
-
BE51c
S--A
One Pound - Britannia type - K.O. Peppiatt (1934 - 1949)
Series A - Green - with metal thread - 150.7 x 84.4mm - 5.9375 x 3.3125in
RB46
B260
369a
BE52a
1948 (Sep)
LNNL
S--A
(traced from S39A)
BE52b
T--A to Y--A
Without V??????
BE52c
Z--A
(traced to Z99A)
BE52d
A--B
-
BE52e
B--B to E--B
-
BE52f
H--B
-
BE52g
H36B
-
RB47
B261
-
BE53a
1948 (Sep)
LNNL
S01S
Replacement notes
-
BE53b
S--S
-
BE53c
S09S
One Pound - Britannia type - P.S. Beale (1949 - 1955)
Series A - Green - 150.7 x 84.4mm - 5.9375 x 3.3125in
RB51
B268
369b
BE54a
1950 (March)
LNNL
H37B
-
BE54b
H--B
-
BE54c
J--B to Y--B
without P, Q or V??????
BE54d
Z--B
(traced to Z99B)
BE54e
A--C
(traced to A01C)
BE54f
B--C to Y--C
-
BE54g
Z--C
(traced to Z99C)
BE54h
A--J
(traced from A01J)
BE54i
B--J to K--J
without F, G or I??????
BE54j
L--J
-
BE54k
L63J
-
RB52
B269
369b
BE55a
1950 (March)
LNNL
S10S
Replacement notes
BE55b
S--S
BE55c
S70S
One Pound - Britannia type - L.K. O'Brien (1955 - 1962)
Series A - Green - 150.7 x 84.4mm - 5.9375 x 3.3125in
RB53
B273
369c
BE56a
1955 (Nov)
LNNL
L64J
-
BE56b
L--J
-
BE56c
M--J to Y--J
without P, Q or V??????
BE56d
Z--J
(traced to Z99J)
BE56e
A--K
(traced from A01K)
BE56f
B--K to Y--K
without F, G, I, Q or V??????
BE56g
Z--K
(traced to Z99K)
BE56h
A--L
(traced from A01L)
BE56i
B--L to J--L
without F, G, or I??????
BE56j
K--L
-
BE56k
K13L
Last prefix in Britannia series £1
RB54
B274
-
BE57a
1955 (Nov)
LNNL
S71S
Replacement notes
-
BE57b
S--S

Replacement notes
(traced to S99S)

-
BE58a
S01T
Replacement notes
-
BE58b
S--T

Replacement notes
(traced to S23T)

One Pound - H.M. The Queen Portrait type - L. K. O'Brien (1955 - 1962)
Series C - Green - 151 x 71.8mm - 6 x 2.5in

RB61
B281
374a
BE59a
1960 (March )

LNN

A01
-
BE59b
A--
-
BE59c
B-- to Y--
-
BE59d
Z--
(traced to Z99)
BE59e
Z99
-
RB65
B285
-
BE60
1960 (March )

NNL

M01
Replacement notes
-
BE60

NNL

M--

Replacement notes
(traced to M68)

RB62
B282
374a
BE61a
1960 (March )

NNL

01A
-
BE61b
--A
-
BE61c
--B to --Y
without F, G, I, M, O, p, Q or V??????
BE61d
--Z
-
BE61e
99Z
-
RB63
B283
-
BE62a
1960 (March )

LNNL

A01N
Small long tail R on reverse for research
-
BE62b
A05N
-
BE62c
A06N
RB64
B284
-
BE63a
1960 (March )

LNNL

B01N
-
-
BE63b
B--N
-
-
BE63c
B76N
-
One Pound - H.M. The Queen Portrait type - J. Q, Hollom (1962 - 1966)
Series C - Green - 151 x 71.8mm - 6 x 2.5in
RB66
B288
374c
BE64a
1963 (Feb)

LNNL

B77N
-
BE64b
B--N
-
BE64c

C--N to L--N
A--R to L--R
A--S to L--S
A--T to L--T
A--U to L--U
A--W to L--W
A--X to K--X
A--Y

-
BE64d
B--Y
(last iin series traced to B10Y)
RB67
B291?
-
BE65a
1963 (Feb)

NNL

M68
Replacement notes
-
BE65b
M--
-
BE65c
M99
RB68
B290
-
BE66a
1963 (Feb)

NNL

01M
Replacement notes
-
BE66b
--M

Replacement notes
(traced to 99M)

RB69
-
-
BE67a
1963 (Feb)
LNNL
M01R
Replacement notes
-
-
BE67b
M--R
Replacement notes
(traced to M08R)
RB70
B292
-
BE68a
1963 (Feb)
LNNL
A--N

(tracedfrom A09N)
With a small G on reverse (indicating that note printed on a Goebel machine)

-
BE68b
D--T, C--W
-
-
BE68c
L01X
-
-
BE68d
L--X
(traced to L33X)
RB71
B293
-
BE69a
1963 (Feb)
LNNL
M01N
-
-
BE69b
M--N
Replacement notes
(traced to M28N)
One Pound - H.M. The Queen Portrait type - J. S. Fforde (1966 - 1970)
Series C - Green - 151 x 71.8mm - 6 x 2.5in
RB72
B301
374e
BE70a

1967 (Feb)

LNNL

B11Y
-
BE70b
B--Y
-
BE70c
C--Y to L--Y, A--Z to J--Z
-
BE70d
L--Z
(traced to L99Z)
RB73
B302
-
BE71a
1967 (Feb)

LNNL

M09R
-
-
BE71b
M--R
(traced toM49R
RB76
B305
-
BE72a
1967 (Feb)

LNNL

N01A
-
-
BE72b
N--A
-
374a?
BE72c

N--B to N--L

-
R--A to R--K
-
S--A to S--L
-
T--A to T--L
-
U--A to U--H
-
W--A to W--D
-
X--B
-
-
BE72d
S87L, S88L, S89L, S90L
(Overlaps with Page BE78a,b below??????)
-
BE72e
X--C
-
-
BE72f
X42C
-
RB77
B306
374a?
BE73a
1967 (Feb)

LNNL

R01M
Replacement notes
BE73b
R--M
Replacement notes
(traced to R54M)
BE73c
S01M
Replacement notes
BE73d
S--M
Replacement notes
(traced to S78M)
BE73e
T01M
Replacement notes
BE73f
T--M
Replacement notes
(traced to T04M)
BE73g
U01M
Replacement notes
(traced to U01M only)
RB74
B303
-
BE74a
1967 (Feb)

LNNL

E01Y
-
-
BE74b
E--Y
(traced to E99Y)
-
BE74c
K01Z
-
-
BE74d
K--Z
(traced to K99Z)
RB75
B304
-
BE75a
1967 (Feb)
LNNL
M29N
Replacement notes
-
BE75b
M--N
Replacement notes
-
BE75c
M42N
Replacement notes
RB78
B307
-
BE76a
1967 (Feb)
LNNL
R01B
-
-
BE76b
R--B
(traced to R99B)
-
BE76c
R01L
-
-
BE76d
R--L
(traced to R99L)
-
BE76e
U01E
-
-
BE76f
U--E
(traced to U45E)
RB79
B308
-
BE77a
1967 (Feb)
LNNL
N01M
Replacement notes
-
BE77b
N--M
Replacement notes
-
BE77c
N14M
Replacement notes
-
BE77d
T29M
Replacement notes
-
BE77e
T--M
Replacement notes
-
BE77f
T32M
Replacement notes

One Pound - H.M. The Queen Portrait type - J. B. Page (1970 - 1980)
Series C - Green - 151 x 71.8mm - 6 x 2.5in

RB81a
B320
-
BE78a
1970 (Date unknown)
LNNL
S87L
-
BE78b
S89L, S90L
-
BE78c
T--B to T--L
without C, F, G, I, or J??????
U--A to U--H
without E, F or G??????
W--A to W--H

without F or G??????
(traced to W99H)

RB81b
-
BE78d
X--A to X--L
without F, G or I??????
Y--A to Y--L
without F, G or I??????
Z--A to Z--K
without F, G or I??????
-
BE78e
Z--L
(traced to Z84L)
RB82
B321
-
BE79a
1970 (Date unknown)
LNNL
R--M
Replacement note
-
BE79b
S--M
Replacement note
-
BE79c
S98M
Replacement note
-
BE79d
W01M
Replacement note
-
BE79e
W--M

Replacement note
(traced to W84M)

-
BE79f
X01M
Replacement note
-
BE79g
X--M
Replacement note
(traced to X60M)
-
-
-
BE80
1970 (Date unknown)
-
-
Pair of consecutively numbered notes with signatures of J.S.Fforde and J.B. Page (traced S--L, U--C, U--D, W--A,
W--B,W--C, X--B, X--C, R--M
and S--M
RB83
B322
-
BE81a
1970 (Date unknown)

LLNN

AN01
-
BE81b
AN--
-
BE81c
AR-- to AZ--
without V??????
BN-- to BZ--
without O, P, Q or V??????
CN-- to CZ--
without O, P, Q or V??????
DN-- to DZ--
without O, P, Q or V??????
EN-- to EZ--
without O, P, Q or V??????
HN-- to HY--
without O, P, Q or V??????
HU--
??????
BE81d
HZ--
-
BE81e
HZ63
(Last prefix in Portrait Series 'C' £1)
RB84
B323
-
BE82a
1970 (Date unknown)

LLNN

MR01
Replacement note
BE82b
MR--

Replacement note
(traced to MR48)

BE82c
MS01
Replacement note
BE82d
MS--
Replacement note
(traced to MS84)
BE82e
MT01
Replacement note
BE82f
MT--
Replacement note
(traced to MT23)
BE82g
MU01
Replacement note
BE82h
MU--
Replacement note
(traced to MU19)
BE82i
MW01
Replacement note
BE82j
MW--
Replacement note
BE82k
MW19
Replacement note

One Pound - The Queen / Isaac Newton - J. B. Page (1978 - 1980)
Series D- Mainly Green - 134.5 x 66.69mm - 55/16 x 25/8in

RB85
B337
-
BE83a
1978 (Feb)

LNN

A01
-
-
BE83b
A--
-
-
BE83c
B-- to Y--
-
-
BE83d
Z--
-
-
BE83e
Z80
-
RB86
-
-
BE84
1978 (Feb)
LNN
M01
Replacement note
RB87
B339
-
BE85a
1978 (Feb)
NNL
01A
-
-
BE85b
--A
-
-
BE85c
--B to --X
-
-
BE85d
--Y
-
-
BE85e
80Y
-
-
BE85f
81A
-
-
BE85g
81B, C, D, E, H, K, N, R, S, T, U, W, X, Y
-
-
BE85h
81Z
-
-
BE85i
82J, 82K
-
RB88
B340
-
BE86a
1978 (Feb)
LNNL
A01N
-
-
BE86b
A--N
-
-
BE86c
B--N to D--N
-
-
BE86d
E--N
(traced to E84N)

One Pound - The Queen / Isaac Newton - D. H. F Somerset (1980 - 1988)
Series D- Mainly Green - 134.5 x 66.69mm - 55/16 x 25/8in

RB89
B341
-
BE87a
1981 (March)
LLNN
AN01
-
-
BE87b
AN--
-
-
BE87c
AR-- to DY--
-
-
BE87d
DY21
(last prefix of Pictorial Series 'D' £1)
RB90
-
-
BE88
1981 (March)
LLNN
MN--
Experimental note (traced from MN03 to MN18)

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