Clydesdale Bank £20 2009 Robert the Bruce Thorburn P229K Unc
The Clydesdale Bank, like other Scottish banks, abandoned issuing banknotes on paper and switched to printing on polymer. The last design of the Paper £20 was first introduced in 2009 when David Thorburn was Chief Operating Officer. (P229K) The front is dominated by a portrait of Robert the Bruce, King of the Scots during the Scottish Independence Wars against the English in the 14th century. The date chosen for issue reflects Robert the Bruce’s birthday (11th July 1274) The back of the note depicts New Lanark, a UNESCO World Heritage Site on the River Clyde. We offer Crisp Uncirculated examples of the 2009 Thorburn £20 – the first of the last issued on paper.