Banknotes

Banknotes

One Million Pounds, 30 August 1948, D 000007, on Bank of England watermarked paper

Hammer Price: £56,000

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Head of Numismatics

Andrew Pattison

Head of Banknote Department

Barnaby Faull

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Michael O’Grady

Senior Banknote Specialist

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