We’ve never covered currency on Retro To Go before, but there’s a first time for everything. And that first time is Ulster Bank’s decision to introduce a limited edition £5 note in honour of 60s soccer legend and playboy George Best.
The commemorative fiver will be limited to one million issues and will be available through Ulster Bank branches across Northern Ireland and by mail order for Bestie fans worldwide. If you want one, the date for your diary is November 27th, one year after his death, when you’ll be able to pick one up in any Ulster Bank branch. If you’re not local to one, a website will be online from November 13th to purchase one mail order.
The site isn’t yet online, but you’ll be able to find it nearer the time at www.georgebestfive.com.