The brand-new £5 note, said to be stronger and cleaner than the old paper notes, entered circulation a few weeks ago – but some fivers are proving more valuable than others.
Collectors have noticed that some of the plastic notes have distinguishing features that make the first batch even more special.
And when Loans at Home took a look they realised that some people were paying more than £200 to get their hands on them.
AA notes are currently listed on eBay for as much as £500.
Strangely, AK47 notes are also selling on the site for as much as £80,000.
One note was listed by seller Gareth Wright, The Mirror reports.
The AK47 note isn’t even one of the sought after low-digit notes that are mostly gaining interest. Instead it’s the AK47 serial number that is thought to be the driving force here.
The winning bid was £80,100.00 and in total there were over 100 bids.
Is your new fiver worth something?
The notes that collectors are paying big bucks for have these qualities
They’ve come off the first press (with serial numbers beginning AA01) or the end of a press, and
sequential serial numbers in a set of notes
Notes like that have been selling for upwards of £161, with one changing hands for £227.
How much are five pound notes selling for on eBay
eBay is currently a hotbed for people reselling their new £5 notes. As a general rule of thumb your new £5 note is probably only worth its face value.
However, the notes with the AA serial number can actually fetch upwards of £20. Similarly, AK47 notes are being listed with a Buy It Now price between £20,000-£60,000 so if you’re a chancer you’re more than welcome to make some serious cash on it.
Sadly, though, you’ll usually find that your five pound note is in fact worth… a fiver.