- New £10 launches today and will be available in 32 locations
- Will be in cash machines up and down the country, from Newcastle to Bath
- Many eager collectors will be hoping to obtain an AA01 serial numbered one
- We reveal other serial numbers to look out for below
Today sees the launch of the new £10 note featuring Jane Austen to much fanfare.
Last year, This is Money revealed how new £5 notes, featuring Winston Churchill, with serial numbers starting with AA01 were trading hands on online marketplaces such as eBay for large sums shortly afterwards.
It helped create huge interest in collecting coins and notes.
Mapped: Where eager collectors can get their hands on the new Jane Austen £10 note today
As a result, a number of eager collectors may be looking to get their hands on crisp new £10 notes with low serial numbers today.
The Bank of England expects the new notes will be available at 32 different locations from today, including its Threadneedle Street counter, although it cannot guarantee from what time.
The cash machines include 11 ATMs in London, four in Birmingham and three in each Bath, Leeds and Manchester.
Here is the full list:
|Bath||Note Machine||Eurochange Bath, 6 Southgate Street, BA1 1AQ|
|Natwest||15-17 High Street, BA1 5AH|
|HSBC||45 Milsom Street, BA1 1DU|
|Basingstoke||Natwest||3 London Street, RG21 7NS|
|Birmingham||HSBC||130 New St, B2 4JU|
|Natwest||Grand Central, B2 4BF|
|Lloyds||36 – 38 New Street, B2 4EG|
|Barclays||79-84 High St, B4 7TE|
|Cardiff||Lloyds||31 Queen Street, CF10 2AG|
|Leeds||HSBC||33 Park Row, Leeds West Yorkshire LS1 1LD|
|Yorkshire Bank||94-96 Briggate, Leeds, LS1 6NP|
|Cardtronics||Rawdon Newsagents, 11 Harrogate Road, LS19 6HW|
|Liverpool||Santander||45 Lord Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, L2 6PB|
|London||NoteMachine||Barrys Food & Wine, 149 Hoxton Street, N1 6PJ|
|Santander||48 – 54 Moorgate, EC2R 6EJ|
|Santander||164-167 Tottenham Court Rd, W1T 7JE|
|Santander||2 Triton Square, Regents Place, NW1 3AN|
|HSBC||165 Fleet Street, EC4A 2DY|
|Nationwide||Nationwide, 1 Threadneedle Street, EC2R 8AH|
|NatWest||10 Southwark Street, SE1 1TJ|
|NatWest||1 Princes Street, EC2R 8BP|
|Post Office||26/28 The Broadway, London, E15 4QS|
|Lloyds (Halifax)||33 Old Broad Street, EC2N 1HZ|
|Barclays||46-48 Regent Street, Piccadily,W1B 5RA|
|Manchester||NoteMachine||Lowry Outlet Mall, The Quays, Salford, M50 3AH|
|NatWest||1 Spinningfield, M3 3AP|
|Barclays||17 St Anns Square, Manchester M2 7PW|
|Newcastle||Santander||112-118 Northumberland St, NE1 7DG|
|Swindon||Nationwide||Nationwide House, Pipers Way, SN3 1TX|
|Winchester||Santander||119 High Street, SO23 9AS|
|NatWest||105 High Street, SO23 9AW|
However, there is no guarantee of getting a low serial numbered note.
The Bank of England told This is Money that there will be a mix of notes on Thursday at the locations above.
Chancers are already listing notes on eBay despite not having any – and it is likely as the week goes on, a pile of new £10 notes will appear on online marketplaces for speculative prices.
New tenner: Today, those eager to get their hands on the notes can get them from 32 locations across the country
Serious collectors may be in the market for AA01 notes, with low following numbers, or ones that are rounded.
For example, combinations such as AA01 000333, AA01 555555 and AA01 909090.
Grouped notes also sell well. Last year, a seller sold three consecutive AA01 notes for £456.
Really low notes are given away. For example AA01 000001 will go to the Queen, and a bunch of other low serial numbers to other people close to the process.
Jane Austen: The writer has a huge fan base overseas, which could drive up the price of some low serial numbered notes
There will also be a charity auction next month for the notes. Last year, we revealed how AA01 000017 – the lowest available – sold for a whopping £4,150.
Furthermore, collectors may be interested in other notable serial numbers. For example, ones starting JA (Jane Austen) while there is no doubt going to be a rush of people flooding eBay with AK47 notes.
Other examples to watch out for are serial numbers 16 121775 and 18 071817 – this is Jane Austen’s date of birth and death respectively.
Serial number 28 011813 is the date that Jane Austen’s most celebrated novel, Pride and Prejudice, was first published.
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The author has a huge following outside of Britain, so it could well be that overseas collectors will be interested in getting their hands in some of these notes, driving up the price.
However, what these notes actually sell for is not clear until they start circulating and until bids start rolling.
Remember, sellers can list them for whatever they want, but it doesn’t mean they will sell for that price.
Additionally, it is worth pointing that a year after the £5 note hype, the market has settled and you can now pick up a random AA01 note for £7 on eBay.
Courtesy: Daily Mail Online