Harry Kane: The £5 footballer

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Apparently a batch of £5 notes are to be engraved with an image of England captain Harry Kane should the squad beat Croatia to reach the World Cup final.

According to the BBC,Micro-engraver Graham Short said he has been working to etch Kane’s portrait on the “clear section” of 11 £5 notes.

He has previously etched Jane Austen onto the new £5 notes when they were first circulated and those notes have been valued at £50,000.

And now If England beat Croatia, Mr Short said he would travel round the country spending the notes.

“I’ll zig-zag around Britain, going over to Norwich and the Midlands, Sheffield, Manchester and after awhile I’ll end up in north Yorkshire,” he told BBC Hereford and Worcester.”As I did with the Jane Austen, I’ll go into a cafe and buy a sandwich or maybe a newspaper.I don’t know how much they’ll be worth, but I’ve got nine finished, I started a while ago before the World Cup started”

He added:”I use very fine needles and I scratch into the clear section,With these people who are so well known, you’ve got to get the image right. They’re looking alright, I’m quite pleased with them.”

He also told the BBC he will be watching for the right result against Croatia and is keeping the etchings under wraps for now.

“I don’t think it would be right if they lose to Croatia, I think if they play in the final I’ll release them,” he said.

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