Who knew a fiver could be worth so much?
What is going on with English currency right now? First we were told that shops are refusing the new five pound note and then we found out we’re getting a new pound coin and it looks totally different. Now we’ve discovered that there’s a rare five pound note and it’s worth THOUSANDS of pounds.
Remember when the new five pound note first came out and everyone frantically started searching for notes with a serial number starting AA, as it was worth a hell of a lot more than it’s face value?
Don’t believe us? A note with the serial number AA01 sold for a sweet £4,150 at auction, whilst another note with the code ‘AK47’ sold for a whopping £80,000 on eBay.
Well, now there’s a five pound note that is going for the price of an actual house in London. Yes, someone has put up what they believe to be the ultimate rare five pound note and are asking for a staggering £300,000 for it on eBay.
What makes this five pound note the rarest of all five pound notes? According to the seller, AA01 is the first serial number, 666 is the devil’s number, there are 24 hours in a day and 7 days in a week. So we have to admit, it does boast some pretty sweet credentials.
So far the seller has yet to receive a single bid, but there are still four days to go.
However, we wouldn’t be too surprised if they had to lower their price to something slightly more realistic. After all, this fellow serial code 666 five pound note owner is asking for a more modest (though still rather ridiculous) £50,000.00.
Although the second owner of the rare five pound note doesn’t have the perks of their note being one of the first in distribution (it’s ONLY an AL53, guys), the rest is pretty cool.
As the owner observes, the 53 represents the coronation year of Queen Liz, the 666 is obviously the sign of the devil and the 282 could signify the 2nd of April 1982 Falklands War.
If you ask us, we think this might be a bit of a stretch, but the people want what the people want.
Remember guys, double check the serial code on your fiver before exchanging it for a copy of Marie Claire and a cheeky Cadbury’s flake – for all you know it could be one of these rare five pound notes floating about.