The Jane Austen Centre in Bath is to be presented with a special £5 note, engraved with a tiny portrait of the author, instead of entering circulation like the four other similar notes created by micro-engraver Graham Short.
Four of the special £5 notes were put into circulation and could be worth more than £20,000.
The fifth, and believed to be last, is to be presented to the Jane Austen Centre to mark the 200th anniversary of the author’s death.
The news comes after micro-engraver Graham Short was spotted in Bath in March, leading to speculation he had spent a fifth £5 note in the city and it had entered circulation.
Mr Short initially engraved 5mm portraits of author Jane Austen on four separate £5 notes.
The engraver, who is Birmingham-based, said he visited the centre last month to learn more about Jane Austen as felt he “really ought to know more about her life than I do”.
The note is expected to be presented to the Jane Austen Centre on 18th July. It will be framed with glass on the back and front so visitors will be able to see through it.
David Lassman, from the centre told the BBC: “We’re overwhelmed with the gift, which we hope will raise the centre’s profile.
“It’s particularly poignant it will be presented on her anniversary.”
One of the four notes was spent in South Wales, the others somewhere in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Three have now been accounted for, and another remains in circulation.