Banknotes of the British Armed Forces

Banknotes Of The British Armed Forces

Banknotes of the British Armed Forces

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The British Armed Forces issued their own banknotes between 1946 and 1972. Since 2003, they have issued their own small change tokens called pogs.

1st issue

This series of notes was issued in 1946 and has no indication of what series it is. The smallest denomination was 3 pence and the highest was 1 pound.

2nd issue

This series was issued in 1948 and has the inscription '2nd Series' to indicate that it was a new issue. The smallest denomination was 3 pence and the highest was 5 pound sterling/pounds.

3rd issue

This series was issued in 1956 for use during the Suez Crisis. The smallest denomination was 3 pence and the highest was 1 pounds.

4th issue

This series dated from 1962 and has the inscription '4th Series'. It can be found on the top centre part of the one pound banknote. Some forms are rare.

5th issue

This series dating from the 1960s are rare known only in specimen form with a few proofs.

6th issue (1972)

This series has the inscription '6th Series' written on top of the banknote value number on one of the two faces.

It was released because the United Kingdom had changed over to decimal currency. There were three denominations - five pence, ten pence and fifty pence.

The denominations were expressed in 'New Pence' to distinguish it from the pre-decimal pence. Two banknote printers were employed to print these notes. They were Bradbury Wilkinson and Company, and Thomas de la Rue and Company.

NAAFI canteen issue

These are notes of the 1st Series that were...
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