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Musical Notes and Banknotes
(from 14 April 2009)

Musical Notes and BanknotesGeorge Frideric Handel, the renowned composer who died in 1759 was a customer of the Bank of England and invested in government securities (later in the 19th century they became known as 'Gilts'). Transfer deeds carrying the composer's signature, a ledger containing his bank account together with views of the Bank as it was when he visited to transact business are the key items in this display.

Are you able to work out from the information in this display the value of his investment at his death?