British Monarch appears on a banknote for the first time ever!

Queen Elizabeth II 1960-1977 Banknote First Bank of England note with monarchs portrait

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Although the first bank notes produced by The Bank of England appeared in the late 17th Century, it wasn't until 1960 that the portrait of a British Monarch graced a banknote.

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II gave permission for Her portrait to be used for the first time in 1956, and the first banknote ever to bear the effigy of a Monarch was issued four years later - the British £1 Banknote.

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151mm x 71.8mm
1960 - 1977
Recurring head of Britannia with laurel wreath