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.
When the Bank of Scotland released a polymer £20 last year, they decided to issue two different varieties. There was what would become the regular issue and then there was the Polymer £20 issued to commemorate the new Queensferry Crossing over the Firth of Forth which opened in August 2017. (P-New) These Queensferry Crossing £20 notes were considered a Special Edition because the number printed was limited. The front followed the regular design with the portrait of Sir Walter Scott to the right, a view of the Bank’s Headquarters on The Mound in Edinburgh and a holographic foil stripe featuring the image of Fame, found below the pediment on The Mound. The back is dominated by the span of the bridge over the Forth. There were several records set in its building. During construction in 2013 it made the Guinness Book of Records with the longest continuous underwater concrete pour. The balance cantilevers were recorded as the longest ever. Uncirculated and scarce Queensferry Crossing Polymer £20 notes. Very Limited availability
These Bank of Scotland £5 notes are dated 2006 (P119e) A portrait of Sir Walter Scott is on the front. Many ask why his portrait has been used on Bank of Scotland notes. It was all to do with his spirited protest against a decision set to do away with the £1 note in Scotland. He wrote a letter under the pseudonym of Malachi Malagrowther and it caused such a sensation the plan was withdrawn. The back has a vignette from the oil drilling industry. Uncirculated.
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.
These stunning £100 notes were issued by the Royal Bank of Scotland in 2007 when Fred Goodwin was still Group Chief Executive (P350d) He met a somewhat ignominious end when he was stripped of his knighthood after the Great Crash of 2008. The portrait of Lord Ilay, first Governor of the bank is on the front and a view of Balmoral Castle on the back. Crisp Uncirculated.
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