This press release describes new privately-issued commemorative banknotes honoring Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee.
After months of preparation, new Platinum Jubilee '70' banknotes were ready for release on the
morning of 1 October. This set of two limited series honours and commemorates the 70th anniversary
of Queen Elizabeth II's accession to the throne. One Banknote, producers of the exclusive collectors'
banknote brand Britannia Pound, now release the currency in respectful memory of Her Late Majesty.
banknotes were printed on genuine banknote paper, not commercially
available to printers, and contain a number of security features, usually found in currency, to
guarantee authenticity. The banknotes were printed by 300 year old banknote printer Royal Joh
Enschede, Haarlem Netherlands, with the approval of the Bank of England. The banknotes depict
Queen Elizabeth II and incorporate all the standard security features such as UV inks, unique serial
numbers, microtext, holographic foil, and banknote engraving.
The notes will be graded by Paper Money Guaranty (PMG) and the serial number 000070 will be
auctioned by Stack's Bowers in January 2023. According to Aris Maragoudakis, Director of World
Paper Money at Stack's Bowers,
These notes will be treasured pieces, commemorating the life and service of one of the most
paramount figures in recent history. HM Queen Elizabeth II forged paths and broke down barriers in a
male-dominated world. She modernised the monarchy, transformed the Commonwealth, and has
been a shining example of true leadership for an astounding 70 years. It is a great honour to offer
these notes to the world in our upcoming international auction in New York with the hope they fall into
the hands of passionate collectors.
Each of the two series will be limited to 70,000 of the '70' Jubilee banknotes. More information and
other purchasing options are available on the One Banknote website,
Bob Bednar adds:
"The note was printed on genuine banknote paper, not commercially available, using the intaglio & offset processes. Security features, usually found in money, were utilized to insure authenticity of a Limited Edition of 70,000 notes. Royal Joh Enschede, of the Netherlands, a 300 year old printer of banknotes received permission from the Bank of England to issue notes of the former Queen Elizabeth II. A companion note, with folder, memorizing Queen Elizabeth II will be available in December."
They look great. Bob is a consultant to Royal Joh Enschede. For more information, he can be reached at
Wayne Homren, Editor
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