Shoppers are being urged to check the serial numbers on their new £10 notes when they come into circulation today.

Some of the new polymer tenners could be worth many times their face value.

The Daily Post last year reported on people making hundreds of pounds from the new £5 notes thanks to some special serial numbers.

Experts at Change Checker have looked at which the £10 notes could be worth big bucks.

Luke Hearn, from Change Checker, said: “The first is obvious, AA01 notes are the first to be printed and will undoubtedly be popular amongst collectors.

The new £10 note
The new £10 note

“The rest of the AA prefix notes will be interesting to collectors but not necessarily worth a huge amount, although that said, some £5 notes did sell for around £20 last year – four times their face value.

“There may well be a rush to find the AK47 serial numbers again and James Bond 007 will likely be popular.

“Consecutively numbered notes are always interesting to collectors too, one man sold three consecutive AA01 notes for £456.”

Some notes are donated on release.

For example, the Queen receives AA01 000001. The second note printed will be given to Prince Philip, the third to Theresa May, the Prime Minister, and the fourth to the Philip Hammond, the Chancellor.

The Bank of England also holds back some other early-printed notes to give to museums and other institutions.

Jane Austin

The new note will feature writer Jane Austen, which could also have some revelance when looking for valuable serial numbers.

Luke added: “There are certainly some key Jane Austen dates collectors will be looking out for. Serial numbers 16 121775 and 18 071817 would represent the author’s date of birth and death respectively. Serial number 17 751817 would be her birth and death year combined.

“And true Jane Austen fanatics would know that Serial number 28 011813 is the date that Jane Austen’s most celebrated novel, Pride and Prejudice, was first published.”

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