One new £10 note just sold for £3,600

Those with serial numbers starting with AH are popular with collectors


The £10 note that sold for a fortune

The new £10 note has entered circulation - which means you'll soon be seeing them in your change and being given them from cash machines if you haven't already.

Each plastic tenner features a portrait of Jane Austen the Pride and Prejudice quote: "I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading".

See also: New £10 notes worth as much as £900

See also: Could you make money from your old paper £10 notes?

The better news is the new £10 note you get might also earn you thousands. Those with serial numbers starting with AH already popular with collectors.

Where to get a new £10 note from as the plastic Jane Austen tenner is released across the country

The one that just sold for £3,600

Late Friday night a particularly special new £10 note sold on eBay for an astonishing £3,600 .

The tenner has a serial number that combines the rare AH prefix with 1775 - the year Jane Austen was born.

Credits: eBay user cwri2820

The valuable serial number

Other £10 notes to look out for

Serial numbers starting with 'AA01' were what to grab when the new fiver came out, but things have changed for the £10.

With many of the AA01's going to a special charity auction, it looks like AH is the serial code you need as that's the one you'll find on the streets.

So far, most of the early ones we've seen have had AH on them - - these have been selling for around £30 a pop since the note's launch.

A few AA01 notes have since emerged, with these selling for as much as £250 each .

AE notes are also selling well, with people getting around double the face value of their notes.

But there are some specific serial numbers that could well justify the hype.

You should also look out for: JA01, they're Austen's initials; JA75, because that's Austen's birth year; and JA17, the year of the author's death. writes: "Whilst these will likely become popular with collectors in the future, it could be many years before notes with these serial numbers enter circulation due to the huge amount of possible combinations that would come before 'JA'."

There might be an embarrassing error on the new £10 note

Serial numbers '16 121775' and '18 071817', which would represent Austen's date of birth and death respectively, might also fetch you a small fortune.

Serial number '17 751817' includes her birth and death year combined. And '28 011813' was when Pride and Prejudice was first published, so might also be worth much more than the value it technically represents.

Incredibly valuable coins

Incredibly valuable coins

provided by