Can you believe that it was only last month that we sent you our latest banknote update? An interesting mix of British and world banknotes is available on this new stock upload, but stock availability is limited. Get the ones you want before your fellow collectors run away with them...
Until a few years ago, the East Caribbean Central Bank issued notes for its members and identified which island they were intended for by way of a letter overprint or a suffix letter at the end of the serial number. Anguilla issues were unusual because the map of the islands which was part of the design did not name Anguilla on the earlier 1988 issue but did on the issues of a few years later. We offer two varieties of the bright red East Caribbean 1 dollar designated for Anguilla. The first had the overprint of a capital U in a circle in the front of a note issued for St Vincent with a V suffix letter (P17u) The second, issued a few years later names Anguilla in the island group map to the right of the Queen’s portrait. The suffix is a letter U (P21u) We can offer both varieties in Crisp Uncirculated but quantities are limited.
The Bank of Scotland has gone full polymer and these paper £20 have long been forgotten. This design was introduced in 2007 (P126). Only two dates 2007 & 2009 were issued. The notes on offer now, in Uncirculated condition, are from the earlier and more elusive 2007 run. The front features a portrait of Walter Scott with a fancy holographic seal to the left. The back depicts the Forth Road and Rail Bridges. Crisp Uncirculated and limited availability – the first of the last paper Bank of Scotland £20.
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.
The most elusive of the Somerset £10 notes is the 4th and last variety (B349) This was the first £10 note to feature a segmented silver foil ‘stardust security thread’ which when held to the light appeared as a continuous thread. HM the Queen is on the front with vignettes of Florence Nightingale and her work in the Crimea on the back We are delighted offer Crisp Uncirculated examples of the last Somerset £10.