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Trevor Sherwood
Trevor Sherwood writes crime and policing news and graduated Teesside Uni with a degree in Crime & Investigation.

A rare engraved £5 note which is worth up to £50,000 has been found by an in Northern Ireland.

The woman who found it did not keep it for herself she instead donated it to Galery to be passed to a charity and wants to remain anonymous.

In 2016 four £5 notes were inscribed with tiny golden portraits of Jane Austen and her famous quotes, which are invisible to the naked eye, by specialist micro-engraver Graham Short.

A telephone call was made by the woman to the Gallery in Kelso, in the Scottish Borders and she spoke to Tony Huggins-Haig who insisted what she could do with the note and she replied the scheme was fantastic and she would inform the charity of her plans.

Towards the end of January, the Galery received a photo of the note along with a copy of a newspaper date, as there were numerous false claims of notes being found.

Two weeks later they received a letter from the woman which read she did not “need” the note at her “time of life, please use it to help you people”.

It has now been agreed that the note will now be auctioned off to raise money for Children in Need because was “what first came to our minds when thinking about causes that assist young individuals in Britain”

Brits are now being urged to check their five-pound notes as only one remains in circulation. The remaining note has the serial number AM32 885554.

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