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To think a new £5 is worth £5 and not £100?!

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Lj8893 Mon 03-Oct-16 18:00:18

There's somebody on a local selling site selling a new £5 for £100. Am I being thick? They aren't limited edition are they? I thought they were new as in slowly replacing the current £5 notes?

StealthPolarBear Mon 03-Oct-16 18:01:00

Ha smile if they make any money I'll sell mine

Lj8893 Mon 03-Oct-16 18:01:45

Apparently someone sold one on eBay for £8.50.

FinnFamilyMoomintroll Mon 03-Oct-16 18:03:19

Ha! Perhaps I shouldn't have sold all the ones the cash machine gave me last week then.

That's bonkers, they'll be everywhere soon.

ineedamoreadultieradult Mon 03-Oct-16 18:03:26

Haha people keep trying to sell 50ps on Facebook for £10 just because the y have Peter Rabbit on them but selling £5 for £100 is a new one. Let me know if they sell it they could be on to a real money spinner!

ReallyShouldKnowBetterAtMyAge Mon 03-Oct-16 18:03:48

I've had loads of them from the self service tills at the local supermarket <missed a trick

FinnFamilyMoomintroll Mon 03-Oct-16 18:04:08

should have sold

I didn't actually sell them I spent them on chocolate

PoppyPicklesPenguin Mon 03-Oct-16 18:04:47

I spent mine on sweets grin

dontwannapullahammie Mon 03-Oct-16 18:05:21

The early serial numbers are being sold for silly money to collectors I suppose

Tunafishandlions Mon 03-Oct-16 18:05:36

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mangocoveredlamb Mon 03-Oct-16 18:05:37

Someone on a local selling site was askin for £250 last week. They were shot down, it was wonderful.
Apparently it's because they have the AA01 serial numbers hmm

scarednoob Mon 03-Oct-16 18:06:01

I think it's only the ones with an AA number that are selling.

Mines AD16 so it's getting spent!!

PoppyPicklesPenguin Mon 03-Oct-16 18:06:07

Hit post by accident!

I spent mine on sweets grin

I bet some idiot will purchase this though I'm going to go and have a look at eBay!

exLtEveDallas Mon 03-Oct-16 18:06:22

It's the 'first edition' ones that are worth more money - with serial numbers 0000000100 or lower. How cool would it be to have the very first one issued?

scarednoob Mon 03-Oct-16 18:06:24

Mine's. Stupid phone.

Nakatomi Mon 03-Oct-16 18:06:36

Well it depends. They'll probably be worth something eventually. I know someone who was able to sell one of the first £5 Notes with a Monarch on it for quite a lot of money.

It's like the penny black stamp. Worthless at the time but as time went on it went up in value. Same with most things really.

My favourite one is how much complete James Bond Aston Martin DB5 dinky toys go for. It can be thousands of pounds, despite millions of them being made. Why are they worth so much? Because most people have the car, but very few people have the car with the ejector seat intact. Most people lost their ejector seats after a few goes, so the intact ones are worth a lot of money.

PoppyPicklesPenguin Mon 03-Oct-16 18:06:48

This makes sense, balls I never checked mine sad

itlypocerka Mon 03-Oct-16 18:08:49

I haven't had one yet. I guess I might pay £5.10 for one

But I understand why collectors could well want to pay more for an early-on serial number like AA100000000 or pay more than £50 for a consecutive run of serial numbers.

Lj8893 Mon 03-Oct-16 18:12:10

Several people have commented now saying it's the AA01 serial numbers that are worth £100 type money. This one is AA50 so not worth anything much over £5.

OhFuds Mon 03-Oct-16 18:12:38

My DH is a bank manager and a while back he came home with one (scottish one) and told me not to spend it as it's worth alot more than a fiver. Im guessing it's one of the 1st issued......I'm off to check the serial number now!

BathshebaDarkstone Mon 03-Oct-16 18:22:04

Bugger I just paid DD's dinner money with my only one. sad

PoppyPicklesPenguin Mon 03-Oct-16 18:32:58

It's the fact I will never know if I had the right one

Oi! OhFuds! Come back grin

RaspberryOverloadTheFirst Mon 03-Oct-16 19:31:43

I heard some of the really early serial Nos went for £3000

Lj8893 Mon 03-Oct-16 19:41:21

Aw the woman who was selling it has thanked everyone for thier advice and has decided she will just spend it as £5 instead grin

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