Collection: WW2 Banknotes

British World War II banknotes, often referred to as "Peppiatt notes" after the Chief Cashier of the Bank of England at the time, Kenneth Peppiatt, are a fascinating piece of history. Issued between 1934 and 1948, these notes featured a variety of denominations and unique designs to prevent counterfeiting during wartime. The £1 and 10 shilling notes were particularly notable, showcasing intricate artwork and watermarks. They served as a vital tool in the British economy, reflecting the resilience and resourcefulness of the nation during a tumultuous period. Today, Peppiatt notes are highly prized by collectors for their historical significance and unique aesthetic.