Queen Elizabeth II died earlier this week, on September 8 at Balmoral Castle aged 96. Currently, the Queen’s face is featured on British currency and stamps. But soon, these will come to be replaced with images of King Charles III.
This could mean that stamps and money featuring Queen Elizabeth II could become a rare commodity.
In an apparent attempt to get ahead of the rush for such currency, one eBay user has listed a £50 note with the Queen’s face on it for a huge £10,000.
Buyers can also bid higher than £10,000 for the banknote.
But with nine days to go, nobody has yet bid on the note.
Following the Queen’s death, Royal Mail explained that stamps bearing the former monarch’s face would also remain valid.
It said: “Following the passing of HM Queen Elizabeth II, Royal Mail has confirmed that stamps bearing the image of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II remain valid for use.
“These include definitive stamps – regular ‘everyday’ stamps – and special stamps.
“As previously announced, following the introduction of barcodes to everyday stamps, these stamps remain valid until the end of January 2023.
“All special stamps that have already been announced will be issued, although the launch dates of some may change.
“In line with past practice, following the death of a monarch all existing post boxes will remain unchanged.
“Post boxes already in production or being prepared for installation will also retain the insignia of Queen Elizabeth II.”