The Banksy Di-Faced Tenner

In 2004 extreme artist ‘Banksy’ printed 100,000 genuine fake £10 notes to total a virtual amount of £1m.

The offset lithograph fake notes replaced The Queen with the iconic image of a wistful looking Princess Diana.

Banksy Di-Faced Tenner

Written at the top of the note is ‘Banksy of England’ and below it the statement ‘I promise to pay the bearer on demand the ultimate price’.

Banksy Di-Faced Tenner I Promise To Pay the Bearer on Demand the Ultimate Price

Banksy Di-Faced Tenner I Promise To Pay the Bearer on Demand the Ultimate Price

The serial numbers on all 100,00 notes were identical. The words ‘defaced currency’. Can also clearly be seen.

On the reverse, below the image of Charles Darwin is the statement ‘Trust no one’.

Banksy Di-Faced Tenner Trust No One

Banksy Di-Faced Tenner Trust No One

The notes ‘rained down’ on revellers at both the Reading and Notting Hill festivals.

A suitcase of the notes were even dropped upon Liverpool Street Station at rush hour to much bemusement.

The notes are now selling for various prices.

On EBay the notes are most commonly selling for £20 to £30.

One note sold in mint condition, along with a letter of authenticity from curator and Banksy expert Steve Lazarides for £2,250.

The ‘Banksy Bills’ are even selling for everything in between proving that condition and provenence is key.

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