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.
This issue we offer Uncirculated examples of the new Canada Polymer 10 dollar bill released last year. (PNew) It is a first for a Canadian banknote. It is printed vertically. For the first time, a Canadian-born woman appears on her own on a Canadian banknote. She was Viola Desmond, a businesswoman who, in 1946, challenged racial segregation by refusing to leave a whites-only area of the Roseland Theatre. It was the most publicized incident of racial discrimination in Canadian history. The back has an illustration of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights alongside an extract from the Canadian Charter of Rights. Uncirculated.
The people who came up with the idea of this polymer bill wanted to incorporate a piece of real gold and this is what they have done. Embedded in this polymer Cash Gold note is 0.01 grams of real gold in the form of a small ingot. The note itself is polymer with the illustration of a three masted ship on the front and a lion’s head on the back.
The Winter Olympics being held in Beijing China are now over. To mark this important event, China has issued two commemorative 20 yuan notes, one printed on polymer, depicted here, and one printed on paper. The polymer 20 yuan has a pair of figure skaters on the front with a view of the structure known as the Ice Cube on the back. This building has been repurposed from its role in the 2008 Summer Olympics where it housed aquatic events and was known then as the Water Cube! (P-New) Uncirculated.
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