Collectors in money for rare town currency

HISTORIC bank notes printed in Scarborough nearly 200 years ago are set to attract a pretty penny in a London auction.

The 19th century tender, distributed by provincial banks across the Scarborough area around the 1800s, is expected to fetch up to £300 next month.

The collection includes a Scarborough Bank one guinea note, dated 1818.

Complete with serial numbers for Lister Morrison and Co, the note has been given an estimate of between £100 and £200 by experts.

In the same lot, an equivalent Scarborough Bank £1 note, also featuring the same serial description, has been tipped to make around £200 to £300.

Semra Cetin, from London Coin Auctions, added: “Although these notes have long since lost their redeemable value they have a much more substantial value to collectors.”

The money will go under the hammer on Saturday, March 5 and for more information log on to www.londoncoins.co.uk