are the new 5 pound notes worth money
Double check your new five pound notes – collectors are paying hundreds of pounds for the very first batch of banknotes that went into circulation.
The first batch can be identified by a serial code beginning in ‘AA01’ are the most highly prized.
Some collectors are willing to pay more than 40 times the monetary value of the note for the chance to claim that they own a polymer £5 note that is among the very first the Bank of England ever produced, Somerset Live reports.
One eBay seller, proudly advertising a freshly minted polymer £5 note as “Brand New. Uncirculated. AA01 Serial Number” sold it to a collector for £227.