Details of the recipients of the low numbered new £5 polymer banknotes

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Date Released:  16 December 2016
 
Disclosure:
 
A list of the recipients of the low numbered £5 polymer banknotes donated to individuals and institutions is available below.  There were no terms or conditions attached to the donation of these banknotes. 

The Bank also conducted an auction through Spink & Sons of low serial numbered £5 notes on 3 October, details of which can be found on the Spink & Sons website.  The auction raised £194,500 to be split between three charities which were chosen by the Bank’s employees: The Myotubular Trust, The Lily Foundation and Bliss. 

Serial number Recipient 
AA01 000001 - Her Majesty The Queen 
AA01 000002 - Prince Phillip 
AA01 000003 - Prime Minister 
AA01 000004 - Chancellor of the Exchequer 
AA01 000005 - The Governor (for the Bank) 
AA01 000006 - Deputy Governor (responsible for Notes) 
AA01 000007 - The Chief Cashier 
AA01 000008 - Bank of England Museum 
AA01 000009 - British Museum 
AA01 000010 - Churchill family 
AA01 000011 - Permanent Secretary of the Treasury 
AA01 000012 - Chair of the Bank’s Court 
AA01 000013 - Chris Salmon (former Chief Cashier) 
AA01 000014 - De La Rue 
AA01 000015 - Innovia 
AA01 000016 - Royal Mint 
AA01 001704 - Blenheim Palace 
AA01 001874 - Lord King (former Governor) 
AA01 001910 - The Home Secretary 
AA01 001924 - The Chair of the Treasury Select Committee 
AA01 001929 - George Osborne (former Chancellor of the Exchequer) 
AA01 001940 - The Governor 
AA01 001941 - The US Ambassador to the UK 
AA01 001942 - The Foreign Secretary 
AA01 001945 - Churchill War Rooms 
AA01 001951 - David Cameron (former Prime Minister) 
AA01 001960 - Churchill Archive, Churchill College Cambridge 
AA01 001965 - Chartwell 
AA01 002016 - Andrew Bailey (former Chief Cashier) 
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