The Bank of Scotland has now gone fully polymer with its banknote issues. The last £20 note printed on paper was dated 2009 (P126b) It is this variety which we are able to offer today. They are all in Crisp Uncirculated. The front has the portrait of author Sir Walter Scott and thistles on the front. The back shows the span of the Forth Railway Bridge alongside vignettes of workers and a cantilever tower. The last Paper £20 notes in Crisp Unc condition.
These Bank of Scotland £10 notes were the last to be printed on paper. (P125b) They are dated 2009.The fronts are dominated by a portrait of the author Walter Scott who famously defended the £1 note as a denomination. The back has a view of Glenfinnan Viaduct which may be familiar to any Harry Potter fan after it featured in film adaptations of the novels. Crisp Uncirculated and long vanished from circulation we offer Crisp Uncirculated examples of the last Bank of Scotland Paper £10 note dated 2009.
The Bank of Scotland is following other UK banks and making the changeover from printing their banknotes on paper to printing banknotes on polymer plastic. Here we offer Uncirculated examples of the £20 notes. The front features a portrait of Sir Walter Scott and a view of the façade of the Bank’s headquarters while on the back we find the Forth Road and Railway.
To date the Bank of Scotland has issued just two denominations in polymer- the £5 and the £10. We offer Crisp examples of the £5 note here. It is dated 2016 and features a portrait of author Walter Scott alongside a view of the façade of the Bank Headquarters on the fronts. The reverse references the poet Robert Burns and the Brig O’Doon.
We are delighted to offer Uncirculated examples of the new Polymer £20 note issued by the Clydesdale Bank. And what a handsome note it is! The front is dominated by the portrait of legendary Scot Robert the Bruce together with his dates of birth 1274-1329. Also featured is a map of Scotland , a series of tartan patterns and a spider. The see through security panel has holographic images of a spider and Robert the Bruce. The back features a view of St Kilda declared a Scottish World Heritage Site in both 1986 and 2005. All in all this is a wonderful note and can be included in your collection for just £35.00
The Clydesdale Bank was the first bank in Scotland to start replacing its note issue with a polymer equivalent. They have now issued a £5 and £10 note. We can offer you Crisp Uncirculated examples of the new Clydesdale £10 note. Both notes feature a portrait of poet Robert Burns on the front. The polymer issue has a view of Edinburgh Castle alongside a map of Scotland and a see-through security panel (P229Q. A chance to add Uncirculated examples of the new polymer Clydesdale £10 notes to your collection.
These £1 notes are dated 1964 and were issued by the National Commercial Bank, at the time Scotland’s biggest bank(B269). The front illustration is of the Forth Railway Bridge. The designer used an artistic license with the ship, which appears under the central arch. This was not a shipping lane and had it continued it would have run aground!. The arms of the bank are on the back. We offer this 1964 £1 in AUnc. Very limited availability.
The second £5 note was issued in 2005 to honour Jack Nicklaus, the legendary golfer who had announced his retirement that year. Illustrations include Nicklaus performing a typical swing and a scorecard. With special serial prefix 'JWN' denoting his initials for Jack William Nicklaus and also depicting a golden bear, his nickname. Scotland is credited with being the country which invented golf so it was entirely appropriate that through the years the Royal Bank of Scotland has issued special commemorative £5 notes with golf as their theme. Offered here in Crisp Uncirculated condition.
We are delighted to be able to offer the exceptionally attractive Royal Bank of Scotland Polymer £10. It features a portrait of Mary Somerville, a 19th century science writer, astronomer and polymath. She was the joint first female member of the Royal Astronomical Society with Caroline Hirschel. She was also an advocate of women’s rights and the Oxford Somerville College (formerly all female) was named after her. Otters at play make a charming reverse.
The Royal Bank of Scotland issued a polymer £20 note earlier this year which celebrated Kate Cranston, a lady associated with Glasgow in its heyday. In 1878 she opened her first tea room and went on to establish more welcoming establishments, all known for the high standard of service, food quality and cleanliness. She was also associated with Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the art movement of the time. Her tea rooms served as art galleries and became social centres for all classes even allowing women to meet without male company in the Ladies Rooms. On the back of these charming notes two red squirrels are depicted alongside an excerpt from Cupid & Venus by Mark Alexander Boyd. Look closely and you will see a midge, scourge of Scottish summers! Uncirculated at £35.00
The Royal Bank of Scotland now issues its banknotes in polymer. We offer Crisp Uncirculated examples of the Paper £5 which these polymer issues replaced. They are dated 2010, the fronts have a portrait of Lord Ilay while a rendition of Culzean Castle is on the back. Crisp Uncirculated at £14.50 each
Way back in 1992 when these £1 notes were issued by the Royal Bank of Scotland we referred to the European Union as the EEC or European Economic Community. Just 12 nations were members. In 1992 the EEC was held in Edinburgh which is the reason this commemorative £1 note was issued by the Royal Bank of Scotland.(P356)It follows the regular design with a portrait of Lord Ilay on the front and Edinburgh Castle on the back. In addition the prefix has been changed to EC and the blue European flag is shown in the watermark area.
The Royal Bank of Scotland showcased Scotland’s castles on the backs of their banknotes and what wonderful notes these are! The back of the £10 note featured Glamis Castle, famous for being the childhood home of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother. It has witnessed over 1000 years of history, was also the inspiration for Shakespeare’s Macbeth and was the birthplace of Princess Margaret Our examples are all dated 1994 when George Masterton was Chief Executive. (P353)