Paper money of England and Wales

Edited by Catherine Eagleton and Artemis Manolopoulou

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This catalogue brings together the British Museum’s collection of paper money from England and Wales, including banknotes and cheques.

This publication includes a total of 1,868 objects, but the catalogue will grow over time and will be added to until it includes the Museum's entire collection of almost 10,000 pieces of English and Welsh paper money, including cheques.


Object entries are generated directly from our collection database. Therefore, they might change as Museum curators discover more about the objects, making it a 'living' catalogue with contents that can be adapted to reflect current research.


Image: £5 banknote, issued in Kingston upon Hull, 1840-1849 (1981,1122.258)