Rare plastic £5 note sells for more than £60,000 on eBay as market for unusual fivers spirals

A rare £5 note has sold online for more more than £60,000.

The fiver, one of the new polymer notes introduced by the Royal Mint in September, features the serial number AA01 44444 – meaning it was one of the earliest to be printed.

The banknote went up for auction on eBay last week, with 21 bidders placing 136 bids.

The winning bid stood at £60,100 when the auction closed earlier today.

The new plastic fivers, featuring Sir Winston Churchill, were introduced to combat counterfeiting.

The starting bid for the note was just £1
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