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There were three denominations - five pence, ten pence and fifty pence.The denominations were expressed in 'New Pence' to distinguish it from the pre-decimal pence.In these cases, the military authorities issued special "military currency", which was paid out to soldiers at a fixed rate of exchange and simply declared legal tender in occupied areas by local commanders.

On February 14, 1991, The Ministry of Defence auctioned off their stock of 17 million uncirculated vouchers from the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 6th series to a consortium of dealers.

Two banknote printers were employed to print these notes.

They were Bradbury Wilkinson and Company, and Thomas de la Rue and Company.

This series has the inscription '6th Series' written on top of the banknote value number on one of the two faces.

It was released because the United Kingdom had changed over to decimal currency.