Project Description

This bank note is printed with “Oxford Old Bank” and the overlapping arms of the University and City. It reads “On Demand Promise to Pay the Bearer Five Pounds here or at Messrs Coutts & Co, Strand London” and is hand-dated “1 Jan 1870”.

The Old Bank building housed Barclays Bank until the late 1990s.

Thanks to the following people for supporting the Museum and ensuring this new object will be on display: Andrew Warner Smith and Claire Cross.