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Operation Bernhard : English Banknotes

Date Sold Category Lot Description Sale Price

Auction 176
English Banknotes s 1935 A/159 80380 VF top right corner missing, 5 - 500 Euro note collectors "" set, as part of a larger group mostly recent issues from circulation including £120 face of Scottish (lot)
£150 London Coins : A176 : Lot 28 : Five Pounds Peppiatt London 1935 A/159 80380 Operation Bernhard VF top right corner missing, 5 - 500... London Coins : A176 : Lot 28 : Five Pounds Peppiatt London 1935 A/159 80380 Operation Bernhard VF top right corner missing, 5 - 500...

Auction 176
English Banknotes s March 1937 damaged, O'Brien B280 Helmeted Britannia issued 1961 prefix H60, VF, B297 (2) one VF the other AU, B312 (1) AU and B314 (1) nVF, B332 first series (3) prefixes A05, A08 and A20 all EF, 1993 B363 AA01 006238 AU
£110 London Coins : A176 : Lot 87 : Five Pounds Operation Bernhard March 1937 damaged, O'Brien B280 Helmeted Britannia issued 1961 ... London Coins : A176 : Lot 87 : Five Pounds Operation Bernhard March 1937 damaged, O'Brien B280 Helmeted Britannia issued 1961 ...

Auction 173
English Banknotes s 20 Aug 1932 46/M 81585 and s 16 Sept 1935 K/154 33696 both forgeries F - VF Ex Spink Sale 19031 Lot 2398
£320 London Coins : A173 : Lot 42 : Twenty Pounds Catterns 20 Aug 1932 46/M 81585 and Ten Pounds Peppiatt 16 Sept 1935 K/154 33696 both ... London Coins : A173 : Lot 42 : Twenty Pounds Catterns 20 Aug 1932 46/M 81585 and Ten Pounds Peppiatt 16 Sept 1935 K/154 33696 both ...

Auction 172
English Banknotes s B244 German WW2 dated 20th June 1934 series 51/N 47708, Near EF
£110 London Coins : A172 : Lot 23 : Fifty Pounds Peppiatt white B244 Operation Bernhard German forgery WW2 dated 20th June 1934 series 5... London Coins : A172 : Lot 23 : Fifty Pounds Peppiatt white B244 Operation Bernhard German forgery WW2 dated 20th June 1934 series 5...

Auction 171
English Banknotes s 20 Aug 1932 46/M 81585 and s 16 Sept 1935 K/154 33696 both forgeries F - VF Ex Spink Sale 19031 Lot 2398
£200 London Coins : A171 : Lot 40 : Twenty Pounds Catterns 20 Aug 1932 46/M 81585 and Ten Pounds Peppiatt 16 Sept 1935 K/154 33696 both ... London Coins : A171 : Lot 40 : Twenty Pounds Catterns 20 Aug 1932 46/M 81585 and Ten Pounds Peppiatt 16 Sept 1935 K/154 33696 both ...

Auction 170
English Banknotes s note World War II German Operation BERNHARD B231OB dated 15th June 1933 serial number 50/N 20861, presentable VF - GVF with the usual several pinholes at upper left and an underlined 50 numeral in pencil at upper right
£95 London Coins : A170 : Lot 40 : Fifty Pounds Catterns White note World War II German Operation BERNHARD forgery B231OB dated 15th Ju... London Coins : A170 : Lot 40 : Fifty Pounds Catterns White note World War II German Operation BERNHARD forgery B231OB dated 15th Ju...

Auction 170
English Banknotes s Note World War II German Operation BERNHARD B242 dated 18th March 1936 serial number K/164 31945, a presentable GVF with the usual multiple pinholes at upper left body near Britannia medallion
£95 London Coins : A170 : Lot 48 : Ten Pounds Peppiatt White Note World War II German Operation BERNHARD forgery B242 dated 18th March ... London Coins : A170 : Lot 48 : Ten Pounds Peppiatt White Note World War II German Operation BERNHARD forgery B242 dated 18th March ...

Auction 170
English Banknotes s note World War II German Operation BERNHARD B230OB dated 20th August 1932 serial number 46/M 77696, VF - GVF with multiple pinholes in body and hand stamped "VALS" where S is inked in pen translating from Dutch - False or . Although the operation was not successful, it had an enormous potential as at the time the 's specialists called these forgeries "the best they have seen" and if the mission was successful it would've had a devastating effect on the economy, up to 9 million notes were produced to the amount of £134 million - a figure representing 10% of the total banknotes in circulation in the UK at the time.
£90 London Coins : A170 : Lot 39 : Twenty Pounds Catterns White note World War II German Operation BERNHARD forgery B230OB dated 20th A... London Coins : A170 : Lot 39 : Twenty Pounds Catterns White note World War II German Operation BERNHARD forgery B230OB dated 20th A...

Auction 170
English Banknotes s note World War II German Operation BERNHARD B244 dated 20th June 1934 GVF usual pinholes faint pencilled annotation at upper right
£90 London Coins : A170 : Lot 51 : Fifty Pounds Peppiatt White note World War II German Operation BERNHARD forgery B244 dated 20th June... London Coins : A170 : Lot 51 : Fifty Pounds Peppiatt White note World War II German Operation BERNHARD forgery B244 dated 20th June...

Auction 170
English Banknotes s note World War II German Operation BERNHARD B243 dated 20th August 1934 serial number 48/M 70351, GVF with multiple pinholes in body
£85 London Coins : A170 : Lot 50 : Twenty Pounds Peppiatt White note World War II German Operation BERNHARD forgery B243 dated 20th Aug... London Coins : A170 : Lot 50 : Twenty Pounds Peppiatt White note World War II German Operation BERNHARD forgery B243 dated 20th Aug...

Auction 170
English Banknotes s note World War II German Operation BERNHARD B241OB dated 29th October 1935 serial number A/247 58160, VF or better with the usual Pinholes in body
£65 London Coins : A170 : Lot 46 : Five Pounds Peppiatt White note World War II German Operation BERNHARD forgery B241OB dated 29th Oct... London Coins : A170 : Lot 46 : Five Pounds Peppiatt White note World War II German Operation BERNHARD forgery B241OB dated 29th Oct...

Auction 167
English Banknotes s World War II note similar to B231 dated 15th June 1933 serial number 50/N 27955. EF Minor Rust along top edge and would do as a great gap filler for a British banknote
£110 London Coins : A167 : Lot 1314 : Fifty Pounds Catterns World War II Operation Bernhard forgery White note similar to B231 dated 15th ...

Auction 167
English Banknotes s World War II German note B241 dated 4th April 1938 serial number B/200 71084. A very fresh and crisp about UNC - UNC example, paper slightly wrinkled however these notes rarely appear in such high grades and this an excellent example perfect for any collector
£90 London Coins : A167 : Lot 1318 : Five Pounds Peppiatt World War II German Operation Bernhard Forgery White note B241 dated 4th April ...

Auction 167
English Banknotes s World War II German note B241 dated 6th February 1936 serial number A/275 33488. A very fresh and crisp EF - GEF Pinholes example
£70 London Coins : A167 : Lot 1319 : Five Pounds Peppiatt World War II German Operation Bernhard Forgery White note B241 dated 6th Februa...

Auction 167
English Banknotes s World War II note similar to B229 dated 19th August 1932 serial number K/113 07425. Fresh, presentable and relatively crisp about EF Minor Marginal Tear but not affecting the note's general appearance
£50 London Coins : A167 : Lot 1313 : Ten Pounds Catterns World War II Operation Bernhard forgery White note similar to B229 dated 19th Au...

Auction 166
English Banknotes & (25) in an album in mixed grades comprising Treasury issues (6) including (2) s T13.2 Type 2 Six Digit Serial issue 1915 serial number P1/18 059624 and 1 Pound T16 Dot in No. issue 1917 serial number F/52 316685 along with (4) consisting of 10 Shillings (2) T25 Dot in No. issue 1919 LAST series H/6 579715 Scarce and T30 No. omitted issue 1922 serial number L/9 098585 and 1 Pounds (2) T24 Dot in No. issue 1919 serial number R70 673931 and T31 Dot in No. issue 1923 CONTROL note serial number Z1/38 591956 Scarce. Bank of England issues (17) consisting of notes (2) a 5 Pounds B255 Thick Paper Metal thread Scarcer earlier issue dated 30th November 1944 serial number E77 003795 branch and an 10 Pounds B242 dated 18th December 1936 serial number K/179 89453. White 5 Pounds B270 Scarcer later dated issue 19th August 1952 serial number Y63 002774. O'Brien 5 Pounds Lion & Key (3) including B277 Shaded Symbol issue 1957 serial number C48 904966 and B280 White Symbol issues 1961 (2) serial numbers K22 542106 & First series H70 687181. (3) including 5 Pounds QE2 portrait & seated child Britannia B297 issues 1963 (2) serial numbers A09 201764 & A13 717477 along with 10 Pounds Lion & Key B299 issue 1964 FIRST RUN serial number A01 261771. (4) comprising 5 Pounds QE2 portrait & seated child Britannia B312 issue 1967 serial number Y81 342627 along with 10 Pounds Lion & Key B316 issues 1967 (3) a trio serial numbers A48 369328 through A48 369330. (4) consisting of 5 Pounds QE2 portrait & seated child Britannia B324 issues 1971 (2) serial numbers 75E 771785 & FIRST series 39C 149102 along with 10 pounds Lion & Key 1971 issues (2) consisting of a B327 issue serial number M07 822804 along with B326 serial number B17 851613. The group accompanied by a Barclays Bank Limited Hereford. for 18 Pounds and 5 Shillings dated 11th July 1923 number 30/C 04380 and a for 3 Shillings to pay R. Haylett and signed Richard Haylett number D7/71 483638
£550

Auction 166
English Banknotes notes (3) comprising (2) Five pounds B241 dated 2nd October 1934 serial number A/125 68296 VG and s as B242 dated 19th April 1934 serial number K134 50235 Fine along with s B270 dated 25th October 1949 serial number O77 031420 Fine
£160 London Coins : A166 : Lot 43 : White notes (3) comprising Peppiatt (2) Five pounds B241 dated 2nd October 1934 serial number A/125 ... London Coins : A166 : Lot 43 : White notes (3) comprising Peppiatt (2) Five pounds B241 dated 2nd October 1934 serial number A/125 ...

Auction 165
English Banknotes s German World War II note dated 5th May 1938 series B214 12489 LONDON branch issue GVF - EF
£36 London Coins : A165 : Lot 519 : Five Pounds Peppiatt German World War II Operation Bernhard forgery white note dated 5th May 1938 se...

Auction 163
English Banknotes 10 Pounds, 50 Pounds & 10 Pounds, 3 x Bernhard notes, German WW2, Catterns 10 Pounds dated 19th February 1932 series K/102 76426, 2 edge tears and a few small edge nicks, small internal splits, edge toning, generally Fine, Peppiatt 50 Pounds dated 20th June 1934 series 51/N 64664, pinholes and a small internal split, small cut off corner, discoloured, generally Fine, 10 Pounds dated 17th December 1935 series K/160 57823, pinholes, 2 small edge tears, toning to edges, generally good Fine
£200 London Coins : A163 : Lot 1326 : Catterns 10 Pounds, Peppiatt 50 Pounds & 10 Pounds, 3 x Bernhard white notes, Operation Bernhard...

Auction 163
English Banknotes 10 Pounds (6) B242, 6 x Bernhard notes, German forgeries WW2 dated 1936 and 1937, 3 notes cut in half, the other 3 have large tears top and bottom of centre fold, some toning, generally VG
£100 London Coins : A163 : Lot 1330 : Peppiatt 10 Pounds (6) B242, 6 x Bernhard white notes, German Operation Bernhard forgeries WW2 dated...

Auction 162
English Banknotes Germany Forgeries WW2 (17), notes, 50 Pounds (2), 20 Pounds (2), 10 Pounds (11), 5 Pounds (2), nice group in mixed grades
£950 London Coins : A162 : Lot 128 : Peppiatt Operation Bernhard Germany Forgeries WW2 (17), white notes, 50 Pounds (2), 20 Pounds (2), 1...

Auction 162
English Banknotes s B242 (2) German WW2 both dated 16th March 1935 a ly numbered pair series K/144 25723 & K/144 25724, (Pick336B), in holders graded 64 Choice Uncirculated and 63EPQ Choice Uncirculated, exceptional paper quality, scarce as a consecutive pair
£320 London Coins : A162 : Lot 127 : Peppiatt Ten Pounds B242 (2) German Operation Bernhard forgery WW2 both dated 16th March 1935 a cons...

Auction 161
English Banknotes s, s & s Bernhard, notes all German WW2, 50 Pounds dated 20th June 1930 series 44/N 38727, EF, 20 Pounds dated 20th November 1930 series 44/M 07668, set of staple holes, pressed VF, 10 Pounds dated 18th August 1932 series K/112 48293, pinholes, pressed VF
£180 London Coins : A161 : Lot 39 : Fifty pounds, Twenty Pounds & Ten Pounds Bernhard, Catterns white notes all Operation Bernhard G...

Auction 161
English Banknotes s (2) & s Bernhard, notes all German forgeries WW2, 10 Pounds dated 19th June 1934 series K/138 82183, pinholes, cleaned & pressed VF, 10 Pounds dated 17th September 1935 series K/155 39887, pinholes, pressed VF, 5 Pounds dated 4th April 1938 series B/200 71383, lightly pressed EF
£180 London Coins : A161 : Lot 46 : Ten Pounds (2) & Five Pounds Bernhard, Peppiatt white notes all Operation Bernhard German forger...

Auction 160
English Banknotes s (2) B242 and 5 Pounds B241, German forgeries WW2 dated 1935 and 1937, all good Fine to about VF
£140 London Coins : A160 : Lot 32 : Ten Pounds Peppiatt (2) B242 and 5 Pounds B241, German Operation Bernhard forgeries WW2 dated 1935 a...

Auction 160
English Banknotes s B231 German WW2 dated 15th June 1933 series 50/N 38414, about Uncirculated
£140 London Coins : A160 : Lot 33 : Fifty pounds Catterns white B231 Operation Bernhard German forgery WW2 dated 15th June 1933 series 5...

Auction 160
English Banknotes s note B244 German WW2, dated 15th May 1937, series 59N 69376, a few pinholes, about EF
£110 London Coins : A160 : Lot 48 : Fifty Pounds Peppiatt white note B244 Operation Bernhard German forgery WW2, dated 15th May 1937, se...

Auction 160
English Banknotes s B242 German WW2 dated 18th May 1934 series K/135 55307, small edge nick to top left, some toning, otherwise good EF
£80 London Coins : A160 : Lot 43 : Ten Pounds Peppiatt B242 German Operation Bernhard forgery WW2 dated 18th May 1934 series K/135 5530...

Auction 160
English Banknotes s B241 German dated 7th September 1938 series B/271 43030, a few tiny pinholes, EF
£65 London Coins : A160 : Lot 40 : Five Pounds Peppiatt B241 Operation Bernhard German forgery dated 7th September 1938 series B/271 43...

Auction 160
English Banknotes s B241 German dated 21st October 1935 series A/240 52896, hole punched , edge nicks & toning, good Fine
£50 London Coins : A160 : Lot 39 : Five Pounds Peppiatt B241 Operation Bernhard German forgery dated 21st October 1935 series A/240 528...

Auction 159
English Banknotes s (3) B242 German forgeries WW2 dated 17th December 1935 series K/160 56073, pinholes, almost VF, 19th March 1938 series L/102 11275, holes, splits & edge nicks, VG & 17th July 1937 series K/192 46326, this one cut in half and stuck to a piece of card
£95 London Coins : A159 : Lot 1471 : Ten Pounds Peppiatt (3) B242 German Operation Bernhard forgeries WW2 dated 17th December 1935 series...

Auction 159
English Banknotes s B241 German dated 15th February 1938 series B/182 44299, a few tiny edge nicks & pinholes, good VF
£60 London Coins : A159 : Lot 1466 : Five Pounds Peppiatt B241 Operation Bernhard German forgery dated 15th February 1938 series B/182 44... London Coins : A159 : Lot 1466 : Five Pounds Peppiatt B241 Operation Bernhard German forgery dated 15th February 1938 series B/182 44...

Auction 159
English Banknotes s B241 German dated 29th May 1935 series A/189 47444, a few tiny edge nicks, clipped bottom corner, about EF
£60 London Coins : A159 : Lot 1467 : Five Pounds Peppiatt B241 Operation Bernhard German forgery dated 29th May 1935 series A/189 47444, ...

Auction 155
English Banknotes s B244 German WW2, dated 20th July 1934, series 52/N 18396, usual pinholes at left, VF+
£100 London Coins : A155 : Lot 1712 : Fifty pounds Peppiatt white B244 Operation Bernhard German forgery WW2, dated 20th July 1934, series...

Auction 154
English Banknotes (3) German forgeries £10 dated 1938, £20 dated 1936 tears, and £50 dated 15th June 1933 (this is an date as too early for Peppiatt) tear at right edge, usual pinholes, good Fine to VF
£270 London Coins : A154 : Lot 39 : Peppiatt white Operation Bernhard (3) German forgeries £10 dated 1938, £20 dated 1936 te...

Auction 154
English Banknotes s B244 German WW2, dated 20th April 1936 series 56/N 46311, usual pinholes at left, VF+
£90 London Coins : A154 : Lot 43 : Fifty pounds Peppiatt white B244 Operation Bernhard German forgery WW2, dated 20th April 1936 series... London Coins : A154 : Lot 43 : Fifty pounds Peppiatt white B244 Operation Bernhard German forgery WW2, dated 20th April 1936 series...

Auction 153
English Banknotes (3) German forgeries £10 dated 1936, £20 dated 1935 and £50 dated 1938, edge wear & usual pinholes, good Fine to VF or better
£250 London Coins : A153 : Lot 98 : Peppiatt white Operation Bernhard (3) German forgeries £10 dated 1936, £20 dated 1935 an...

Auction 153
English Banknotes s B244 German WW2, dated 15th April 1935 series 53/N 26954, small rust spot only, good Fine
£90 London Coins : A153 : Lot 96 : Fifty pounds Peppiatt white B244 Operation Bernhard German forgery WW2, dated 15th April 1935 series...

Auction 153
English Banknotes s B244 German WW2, dated 18th March 1938 series 61/N 90180 usual pinholes at left, good Fine
£80 London Coins : A153 : Lot 97 : Fifty pounds Peppiatt white B244 Operation Bernhard German forgery WW2, dated 18th March 1938 series...

Auction 153
English Banknotes s B243 German WW2 dated 20th September 1934 series 49/M 01617, edge wear, usual tiny pinholes top left, pressed good Fine
£60 London Coins : A153 : Lot 90 : Twenty Pounds Peppiatt B243 Operation Bernhard German forgery WW2 dated 20th September 1934 series 4...

Auction 153
English Banknotes s B241 German dated 25th April 1935 series A/175 77646, usual few pinholes top left, tiny stain at right, VF
£48 London Coins : A153 : Lot 68 : Five Pounds Peppiatt B241 Operation Bernhard German forgery dated 25th April 1935 series A/175 77646...

Auction 153
English Banknotes s B241 German dated 22nd March 1937, series A/381 63763,small pieces missing top edge, light stains & usual tiny pinholes top left, pressed VF
£38 London Coins : A153 : Lot 67 : Five Pounds Peppiatt B241 Operation Bernhard German forgery dated 22nd March 1937, series A/381 6376...

Auction 152
English Banknotes s B242 (6) all German forgeries WW2 dated 1934 (4), 1935 and 1936, usual pinholes top left, VF to EF
£220

Auction 152
English Banknotes s B243 (4) all German forgeries dated 1935, usual pinholes top left, light stains, VF or better
£170

Auction 152
English Banknotes s B230 (2) German WW2 dated 1932 and 1933, usual pinholes, VF to GVF
£110

Auction 152
English Banknotes s B230 German WW2 dated 20th November 1930 series 44/M 25377, usual pinholes, Fine
£75

Auction 152
English Banknotes s B244 German WW2, dated 20th June 1934, series 51/N 17697, usual pinholes at left & small tear bottom centre, good Fine
£55

Auction 150
English Banknotes s WW2 German dated 20 June 1930 series 44/N 43085, usual pinholes top left, almost EF
£130 London Coins : A150 : Lot 95 : Fifty pounds Catterns white Operation Bernhard WW2 German forgery dated 20 June 1930 series 44/N 430...

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