This item from the Mirror describes an interesting note discovered at an ATM machine. Is it a legitimate error, or some post-printing shenanigans?
Unusual item either way.
Also found via News & Notes from the Society of Paper Money Collectors (Volume VI, Number 40
March 23, 2021).
Peter Coleman, 72, was surprised when he took the £10 from an ATM and spotted that the Queen was missing.
The grandfather-of-three then tried to use the note in a shop, where a worker said she could not accept it as it was not legitimate.
But when she scanned the money she conceded that it was 'real' - giving Peter, from Littleborough, Greater Manchester, a bright idea.
He is now planning to auction off the £10, which could be worth a handsome sum to the right collector.
"I just thought that it was very unusual and that it could be a sign."
An article in yesterday's Coin World by Arthur Friedberg concurs with my suspicion - it's not that hard to scrape design elements off the polymer substrate, and this is unlikely to be a genuine production error.
To read the complete article, see:
Rare 'faceless' £10 note withdrawn from cash machine could net pensioner a fortune
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