Australia was the pioneer in the development of polymer banknotes to replace paper. The first polymer note appeared in 1988 with the commemorative 10 dollars but it wasn’t long before all regular issues were printed on this revolutionary substance which moved like paper but had the durability of plastic. Here we present an Uncirculated example of the last 2 dollars issued by Australia printed on paper. The green 2 dollars (P43) references the importance of sheep and wheat to the Australian economy with portraits of Macarthur and Farrer.
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.
In 2017 Canada celebrated 150 years of the Confederation of Canada 1867-2017. One of the ways it marked this milestone was with the issue of a 10 dollar polymer note which represented all the regions of the country and celebrated the work and lives of 4 prominent Canadians. The portraits of John Macdonald, George-Etienne Cartier, James Gladstone and Agnes Campbell Macphail appear on the front alongside a broad see through security panel. The regions of Canada are represented on the back with a view of Capilano Lake, Twin Sisters Mountain, wheatfields, the Kipana River, the coast of New Brunswick and the Northern Lights above Wood Buffalo Park. An impressive note in 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.
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
These polymer £5 notes were issued by the Clydesdale Bank in 2016 (P235b) The previous year the Forth Railway Bridge which is illustrated on the back was inscribed as a World Heritage Site. The front has a portrait of Sir William Arrol, the engineer responsible for the construction of the bridge which was finished in 1890. The first notes the bank issued in 2016 had the prefix W/HS (World Heritage Site).
Guatemala has flirted with issuing polymer banknotes and this 5 quetzales dated 2010 is one of the few. (P122) The front features a portrait of General Justo Rufino Barrios who was President of Guatemala between 1873 and 1885. The back has a schoolroom scene and celebrates the introduction of free primary education. Uncirculated polymer 5 quetzales