PMG Registry Featured Set: Queen Elizabeth II Portraits

Posted on 3/21/2023

Showing the evolving face of British currency over several decades, this month’s featured set belongs to Lamb7.

This month, we continue featuring 2022 PMG Registry Award-winning sets. Check out this Best World Set winner, English Paper Money QEII, by Lamb7, found here.

In September of 2022, we featured a Bank of Canada Queen Elizabeth II set here and mentioned that Lamb7’s Great Britain Queen Elizabeth II set was on the rise. In Canada, the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II first appeared on a banknote in 1935. In Great Britain, however, she did not appear until 1960, on a £1 note. Lamb7 has a lovely example of an early replacement note, below.

Great Britain ND (1960-61) £1 – Replacement graded PMG 66 Gem Uncirculated EPQ
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In 1990, the Bank of England incorporated a portrait of a more mature Queen at age 64; this same portrait appears on the most recent polymer notes that originated in 2016. Lamb7 presents a colorful and nearly flawless example, shown below.

Great Britain, Bank of England 2020 (ND 2021) £50 graded PMG 69 Superb Gem Unc EPQ
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With this extensive set, Lamb7 has compiled an impressive collection of notes spanning over 60 years. His gallery boasts images for all 66 of his notes, many of them with first-run serial numbers and PMG Top Pops, as well. Be sure to check out his gallery here. There are detailed comments for each note, which include first-run serial numbers, population and purchase information.

Thank you, Lamb7, for sharing your comprehensive collection of Queen Elizabeth II notes for the PMG collecting community to enjoy. We look forward to future updates you have planned in 2023 for this set!

Would you like your set to be chosen for a future article? 100% completion in a set is not always feasible. Our team features sets with thoughtful comments and images for their set descriptions and notes. It may be your set! Stay tuned.

The PMG Registry is a free online platform where collectors register and display their certified notes and can compete against other collectors around the world for recognition and prizes. This popular resource now boasts over 19,000 registered sets and over 105,000 registered notes. Congratulations to the 2022 PMG Registry winners! With so many high-quality sets from which the judges had to choose, selecting the winners was no easy task! Check out the winners here. Thank you all for your continued support of the PMG Registry, the finest online collecting platform for paper money! Here are the details for the 2023 PMG Registry Awards. Start planning your upgrades to your set now. We are excited to see what 2023 brings!

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