England Great Britain 10 Pound Series D Sommerset Bank of England Note

You are buying a Bank of England, Series D 1975-1992 Un Circulated, 10 Pound Note. This note is in uncirculated condition in our opinion. This note is complete, crisp, has sharp corners very clean and fully intact with no tears or rips and signed by Sommerset the Chief Cashier of the Bank of England. This note was issued before 1984 ( Acquired date) and has a AT starting serial number. This is an above average choice note. Actual note is pictured.
Grading guide below:
Very Choice New 64

“64” is an intermediate grade reserved for notes that are better than Choice New but that don’t quite reach the Gem grade. Such notes may have minor faults such as a couple of unobtrusive counting marks, ink or handling smudges, a single pinhole, or a rounded corner tip. The centering or margins will be better than average but may fall just short of that required for the Gem grade. It will still be an above average note, should have good eye appeal, and should not have any major blemishes or faults that are readily evident. A note at this grade level that receives the “PPQ” designation will likely have margins or centering that are slightly narrow or off center, but will possess complete originality.

Choice New 63

A Choice note will be strictly New, with no folds or bends that indicate circulation. The paper quality and eye appeal

New 62

A note at this grade level will remain fully New with no folds or bends through the design, but a couple of corner folds that do not reach into the design may be present. Counting crinkles and handling marks are acceptable, as long as they are not overly distracting. A partial bend or pinch that does not extend through the entire width of the note may cause it to be designated a “62” or lower. A note with severe centering problems may fall into this grade, as may notes with flat paper surfaces or minor paper toning.

1980 - 1988 David Somerset was chief cashier of the Bank of England.
Obverse: Portrait of Queen Elizabeth II . The Queen is depicted in state robes, wearing the George IV State Diadem, Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee necklace and Queen Alexandra’s Cluster Earrings. The necklace was bought from funds donated by the ‘Women of the British Empire’ to celebrate Queen Victoria’s fifty years on the throne. The necklace was presented to Queen Victoria on 24 June 1887. The earrings, created by the jeweller Garrard, were a wedding gift from the future King Edward VII to his bride, Alexandra of Denmark.
Reverse: Portrait of Crimean War nurse Florence Nightingale , plus a hospital scene showing her work at the Selimiye Barracks in Scutari as a British army hospital during the Crimean War.
Florence Nightingale was known as the "Lady with the lamp" for she was a guiding force in the improvement of sanitary conditions in field hospitals in British military installations in battle locations.
After the conclusion of the Crimean War, she became an advocate for improved sanitation in the British military, and also of establishing nursing colleges to train professional nurses.
Watermark: Florence Nightingale.
Signature: David Sommerset - Chief Cashier.
Design: Harry Eccleston.
Date first issued: 20 February 1975.
Date last issued: 1992.
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