Important British, Irish and World Banknotes (15 March 2007)

Date of Auction: 15th March 2007

Sold for £55

Estimate: £30 - £40

Birnbeck Island, One Farthing, One Halfpenny, One Penny, Six Pence, One Shilling and Two Shillings, all with stamped serial numbers [6]. About uncirculated to uncirculated (£30-40)


Birnbeck island, off Weston-super-Mare, Somerset. The currency was instigated for use on the island when it was turned into a Victorian themed leisure centre by John Critchley, who bought it in 1972 for £50,000, but Critchley’s venture was short-lived