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specimen and cancelled overprints

The tables below show the measurements in millimetres to nearest half millimetre ish,

of all known Specimen Overprints on English banknotes

Overprints are Solid lettering or Cameo lettering (hollow). C = Cameo

Overprints in either Red or Black.  English Paper Money has further details 

 

 T31s  Specimen

 

 Treasury Specimens

Length       Depth  Value                  Catalogue Number                                  
? x   £1 T3, 2
          10s       T8
x   £1 T11, 1
x   10s T13, 1
      32.5 x £1  T31 

 

T13c  Cancelled

 

Treasury Cancelled                 

Length        Depth     Denom                    Catalogue Number                                         
      37 x 3 £1   *        T3, 2
      43 10s T8
      43  £1 T11, 1
  10s T13, 1
      43  £1 T16
      37 x 3 £1    * T16   serials omitted
      37  10s  * T17   serials omitted
      43 x 5 10s T20
  5s T21
      30 3.5  2s6d T28
? x   2s6d T28   serials omitted
      30  3.5  1s T29
? x   1s T29   serials omitted
      38 x 4.5 10s T30
      38 x 4         £1 T31

*  =  Full Stop after overprint not included in measurement

 

White Specimens 

Length                Depth         Denom/Prefix                   Catalogue Number                                                                 
? x                £5 +     14 H             B206a           
  £5 +     01/Q B209a           
  £5 +     001/Q B215             
      53  £5 +  * 000/Q B228             
      53  x £5 +     000/Q B241             
      54.5  4.5  £5        E00 B255   2nd  o/p  46.5  x  4.5
      52 x £5        L00 B264
      53    x £5        M00 B270
      56 x 4.5 £5        Y71 B275

+  =  Also higher values £10 to £1000

* =  Full Stop after overprint not included in measurement

B255  Two different size overprints used on the one note

 

B235s Specimen

 

Britannia Specimens

Length   Depth  Denom  Prefix      Catalogue Number                            
      24 x   2.5 10s  * Q00 B210        
      24 x 2.5 £1    * Q00 B212
      24  2.5  10s  * Q00 B223
      24 x 2.5 £1    * Q00 B225
      26+ x 2.5 10s Q00 B235
      26+ x 2 £1 Q00 B238
      27  £1 A00D B249
      27  10s Z00D B251
      30 x 3.75 £1 R00 B260
      30 x 3.75 10s R00 B262
      95  10s 00 B265
      95  £1 00 B268
      49 4.5  10s A00A B271
      49  4.5  £1 A00A B273 

*  =  Full stop after overprint not included in measurement

 

Lion & Key Specimens

Length          Depth       Denom/Prefix  Catalogue Number                                           
      53 x      6 £5      A00                    B277  also perfed  50  x  8,  5 holes high              
      51  £5      A00 B280   

 

B301s  Specimen (solid)

 

 Pictorial Specimens

Length              Depth     Denom/Prefix               Catalogue Number                                                      
      51 x 6.5  £1       A00 B281 
      53 10s     A00  B286 
      51  6.5  £1       A00  B288 
      53  6.5  C  10s     A00  B294 
      49  £5       A00  B297 
      51 x 6 £10     A00 B299
      51.5 x 6 £1       A00 B301     
      50 x 6.  10s     A00 B309
      51 x 10  £5       A00 B312
      51 x 6 £10     A00 B316

 

B318s Specimen (cameo)

 

Portrait Specimens 

Length       Depth   Denom/Prefix        Catalogue Number                                   
      54+ 7   C £20    A00        B318                          
      54 x 7   C £10    A00 B326
      54  7   C £10    B00 B326                           
      54 x 7   C £20    A00 B328
      61  8   C  £10    A00 B330
      55 x 6 £5      A00 B332    black  o/p
      54.5 x 7   C £5      A00 B332    red  o/p 
      55 x £5      00A B334    black  o/p 
      54.5 x 7   C £5      00A B334    red  o/p         
      55 x 7   C £1      A00 B337
      55  x 7   C  £1      A00 B341                        
      54  7   C £1      AN00  B341 
      63  8   C £5      RA00 B345    red  o/p
      63 x 8   C £10    A000 B349
? x      C £20    00A B351
      63 x 8   C £50    A00 B352     black
      63 x 8   C  £50    A00 B352     red
      63+ x 8   C £50    A00 B356                       

C  =  Cameo

 

Historical Specimens

Length             Depth       Denom/Prefix                Catalogue Number                                                    
     55 x 7  C £5     A00 B357
     46 5.5  £5     A00 B358
  £5     A00 B358   o/p over normal prefix
     55.5  7  C  £5     AA00 B363                        
     46 x 6  C        £10   A00 B366
     45.5 x 6  C  £10   DD00 B369
     46 x 6  C £20   X00 B374
     46 x 6  C  £50   A00 B377
? x   £50   A00 B377 in black

C  =  Cameo

 

New Historical Specimens

Length   x    Depth   Denom/Prefix  Catalogue Number                                       
      38.5 x 6.5  £20    AA00         B386                        
      43  £10    AA00 B390   'and company'
      35  £5      AA00 B393

 

 

 

T16  Proof  prefix/serials omitted

 

 

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