There's A £5 Note Worth £50,000 Waiting To Be Discovered And It's Like A Scene From Charlie And The Chocolate Factory

One of the world's leading micro-artists has hidden a £5 note worth as much as £50,000 in England and the hunt is on to find it.

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A real-life Willy Wonka 'Golden Ticket'-inspired search for a customised £5 note worth as much as £50,000 is on, and you could be the lucky Veruca Salt or Violet Beauregarde to nab the last one.

The note – which is one of four £5 polymer notes featuring a small portrait of Jane Austen – was engraved by one of the world's leading micro-artists, and includes a unique quote that can be found on the note's holographic foil near Big Ben, according to Refinery 29.

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Micro-artist Graham Short reportedly put the customised notes into circulation in December, by spending them in different parts of the UK.

Yes, I agree – this guy must have had a lot of time on his hands.

As a result the first note was found in a café in south Wales in December while a second was found in a Christmas card in Scotland, the BBC reports.

A third has most recently been found in a small bar in Northern Ireland which means there's just one note left – which Short originally spent in England – left to be discovered.

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Speaking about the note found in Northern Ireland, Short told the BBC: 'An old lady found it and she said 'I don't want my picture in the papers.' And she said 'if it sells for a lot of money it will be better if young children could benefit from it'.'

The notes were commissioned by the Tony Huggins-Haig Gallery in Kelso in the Scottish Borders in a bid to make art 'accessible to all', reports the publication.

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The notes have been valued at approximately £50,000 – a figure guided by the value of Short's other work.

The news comes after the Bank of England confirmed it would roll out a series of new £10 polymer notes that contain animal fat, despite anger when the latest £5 note was released containing the same ingredient last September, according to Bloomberg.

We'll be right back, we're just off to find something...

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