Another Polymer Fiver is selling for thousands on eBay
18th October 2016

Turns out another lucky seller has made a fortune from their “special” polymer fiver on the online auctioning site, eBay. There’s just one small twist with this note though.

Mike Harris of Cwmbran, Wales; and also the crafty prankster behind all of this, has pulled a funny one by submitting his “upside down” five pound note up for auction, claiming that it’s a “rare misprint”.

Of course, this isn’t quite the case as all Mike has actually done is taken a picture of a regular polymer fiver and turned it around to make it appear “upside down”.

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The reasoning behind this came after Mike said he saw bidders paying “silly prices” for new polymer notes due to their rare serial numbers. What started out as a small online joke, turned a little more serious as the bidding hit £7,954 in just three days.

Mike has been met with questions about the note – for example, bidders have been requesting for further photos to see what is on the other side of the note.

Some of the bids are not serious – you can see they are from quite new accounts and probably not real. But a bid that took it to £7,945, for example, is from a credible account, someone who obviously willing to pay for it.
‘It got reposted on social media and started causing quite a stir, so I went on there and said I would donate any money it made to the charity of the winning bidder’s choosing – and the original £5 too.
” – Mike Harris

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Even though some have considered Mikes actions hilarious and call him a legend, others have found it irritating and misleading.

However, Mike says that he has morals, and he will work on donating any money made to a charity of the final bidder’s choice.

Source: Daily Mail


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