Bank of England £10 British Pounds banknote 1966 Queen Elizabeth II

Ten British Pounds banknotes Queen Elizabeth, Bank of England
British notes - 10 Pounds banknote, Queen Elizabeth II
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Bank of England Ten Pounds note
British notes - 10 Pounds banknote 1966 issued by the Bank of England
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Obverse: Portrait of Queen Elizabeth II,this portrait was drawn by Reynolds Stone, who was responsible for the design of the 5- and 10-pound notes in the ‘C’ series. The engraving of the portrait was executed by Alan Dow of Bradbury Wilkinson and Company. Austin’s portrait depicts Her Majesty wearing the George IV State Diadem and a necklace of three matched strings of pearls, her preferred choice of necklace for informal and semi-formal occasions. The pearl necklace was given to Elizabeth by King George V on the occasion of his Silver Jubilee, on 6 May 1935.
Signature: John Standish Fforde, Chief Cashier of the Bank of England, between 1966 and 1970.

Reverse: Idealized depiction of a British Lion holding in its mouth a flowing ribbon bearing the inscription "TEN POUNDS" Bank of England, and also holds in the paw a double sided key depicting the strength of the Britain's economy.


10 Shillings     One Pound     5 Pounds     10 Pounds

Named because they were the first Bank of England notes to bear the face of the monarch (Queen Elizabeth II). The first of the new notes to be issued was the £1 in 1960. This was followed in 1963 by the 10/- note. The designs were produced by Robert Austin. The £5 and £10 notes in Series C were designed by Reynolds Stone. The £5 note was issued on 21st February 1963 and the £10 note exactly a year later.

John Standish Fforde, Chief Cashier of the Bank of England
John Standish Fforde (16 November 1921 – 10 April 2000) was a British economist who was active in the Bank of England between 1957 and 1984. As Chief Cashier between 1966 and 1970, his signature appeared on British Bank Notes. After retirement he became the Bank of England's official Historian, and wrote The Bank Of England And Public Policy, which covered the years 1941 to 1958.
  In 1951 John Fforde married Marya Retinger, the daughter of Austro-Hungarian (later, Polish) political adviser Joseph Retinger, and a granddaughter of journalist E. D. Morel. They have three sons and one daughter, including novelist Jasper Fforde.
  Fforde's work Bank of England's History: The Bank Of England And Public Policy (1941–1958) was published in 1992.

Posts held
 - Prime Minister's Statistical Branch 1951-1953.
 - Fellow, Nuffield College, Oxford 1953-1956.
 - Staff, Bank of England 1957-1984.
 - Deputy Chief, Central Banking Information Department 1959-1964.
 - Adviser to the Governors 1964-1966, 1982–1984.
 - Chief Cashier of the Bank of England 1966-1970.
 - Executive Director (Home Finance) 1970-1982.
 - Official historian to the Bank of England, 1984–1992.