On February 2019, The British Museum announced that it added its first piece by Banksy to its collection, and the piece is a counterfeit, a counterfeit currency that is, as it is the Di-Faced Tenner that will join the British Museum’s department of coins, medals, and other currency (rather than prints and drawings).
Pictures on Walls, Banksy‘s print publisher, then released an actual print in 2004, of a sheet of 5 uncut Di-Faced Tenners in two columns as an edition of 50 prints all signed by the artist.
Di-Faced Tenners (Pink AP) last sold at auction at Bonhams London on 19 April 2023 for GBP 69,600 (USD 86,588). It last sold at Forum Auctions, on 25 September 2019 for GBP 29,480 (USD 36,440).
Bonhams London: 19 April 2023
Estimated: GBP 45,000 – 65,000
GBP 69,600 / USD 86,588
Di-Faced Tenner (Pink), 2004
Double-sided screen-print in colors on wove paper
Signed and dated in black ink, lower right
Inscribed ‘AP 29/32’ in pencil
One of 32 artist proofs aside from the numbered edition of 50
Bonhams online, 29 June 2021
GBP 94,000 / USD 130,017
Signed and dated in black ball-point pen, lower right
Numbered 30/50 in black ink with the publisher’s blindstamp, lower left