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TQDJ 2012 The Queens Diamond Jubilee 1952-2012 £10 Royal Bank of Scotland S. Hester
Bank of Scotland £5 and £50 signed Horta Osorio and Grant 1st August 2011
Royal Bank of Scotland £5 signed Hester B/97 November 2008
Bank of Scotland £50 banknote 2009 signed Daniels and Kane
Clydesdale Bank £5 banknote New Issue
Thorburn replacement P230ar E/ZZ 2009 Out late 2009
The scans below do not show the security devices, holograms etc (Proof State)
£5 Featuring Sir Alexander Fleming, who discovered penicillin
The prefix W/HS stands for World Heritage Site and will probably continue on to W/HT
Clydesdale Bank £10 banknote New Issue
£10 Featuring Robert Burns
The Old & New Towns of Edinburgh
Clydesdale Bank £20 banknote New Issue
£20 Featuring Robert the Bruce
Clydesdale Bank £50 banknote New Issue
£50 Featuring Elsie Inglis, a suffragette and surgeon
The Antonine Wall
Clydesdale Bank £100 banknote New Issue
£100 Featuring Charles Rennie Mackintosh, architect and designer
The Heart of Neolithic Orkney
Clydesdale Bank to Launch New Banknote Family
Clydesdale Bank has today (14 January 2009) unveiled the designs of a new family of banknotes, which will be introduced later this year, in celebration of the best of Scotland’s heritage, people and culture. Introduced to coincide with the Homecoming celebrations. The front of each new note will honour a prominent and innovative Scot while the reverse of each note will feature one of Scotland’s five World Heritage sites. As well as being the first time in almost twenty years that the Clydesdale has launched a completely new family of banknotes, it will also be the very first time that a new ‘depth image’ hologram security feature will be used on a UK banknote. David Thorburn, Chief Operating Officer of Clydesdale Bank, said: “Clydesdale Bank’s new banknote family showcases the best of Scotland – its people and its heritage. We are the largest note issuer in Scotland and I am delighted that we are introducing such an innovative and striking set of notes during the Homecoming. I am particularly pleased that a new portrait of Robert Burns will feature on one of our most popular notes – a fitting tribute in the 250th Anniversary of the year that he was born.”
The new note designs unveiled are:
· £5 Featuring Sir Alexander Fleming, who discovered penicillin, on the front and St Kilda on the reverse.
· £10 Featuring Robert Burns on the front and The Old & New Towns of Edinburgh on the reverse.
· £20 Featuring Robert the Bruce on the front and New Lanark on the reverse.
· £50 Featuring Elsie Inglis, a suffragette and surgeon, on the front and the Antonine Wall on the reverse.
· £100 Featuring Charles Rennie Mackintosh, architect and designer and the Heart of Neolithic Orkney on the reverse.
Scotland’s five World Heritage Sites have been identified by UNESCO as surpassing “local or national importance and are part of the shared heritage of mankind” Alex Salmond MSP MP, First Minister, said, “Scotland has produced banknotes for hundreds of years, marking the culture, heritage, tradition and resilience of Scotland, its people and our financial sector. Clydesdale Bank’s launch of a new banknote family, commemorating the 250th anniversary of the birth of Robert Burns and Homecoming 2009, is an indication of its strength and commitment to Scotland in the current economic climate. “I would like to thank Clydesdale Bank, these new designs are a wonderful contribution to the Homecoming celebrations. These commemorative notes will be in circulation, worldwide, forever – I cannot think of a greater start to our year of celebrations nor a better, lasting legacy for Homecoming 2009.” Joanne Orr, Chair of the Scotland Committee of the UK National Commission for UNESCO, said, “We are delighted to see Scotland’s World Heritage Sites being celebrated in this way. This is a unique and exciting means of raising the profile of Scotland’s five outstanding World Heritage Sites. These sites are rich examples of Scotland’s cultural and natural heritage that we can all be proud of.” John Graham, Historic Scotland chief executive, said: “We are delighted that Scotland’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites are being featured on the new banknotes. “Historic Scotland is closely involved with the care and promotion of some of these sites, like the Antonine Wall and the Heart of Neolithic Orkney, and is passionate about the importance of all of them as vital parts of our national heritage. Shonaig Macpherson, Chairman for the National Trust for Scotland said, “In this year of Homecoming it is fitting that we celebrate Scotland’s natural and cultural treasures. Many of those featured have links to the Trust, including the wonderful Dual World Heritage site of St Kilda.”
Design & Security Features
Clydesdale Bank has also introduced a range of new security features to the banknotes, including innovative ‘depth image’ holograms. The new banknotes each have distinctive design elements and strong colours. The strong portrait subjects, big bold denomination numerals and the use of colour give each note its own individual character while the sweeping views of the Scottish world heritage sites gives rich imagery and personality to the back of the notes.
Clydesdale Bank is the largest note issuer in Scotland, with over £1.1bn in circulation in any given week. The new notes will enter circulation in late autumn 2009. The current banknote family is likely to remain in circulation for a number of years after this and will continue to retain their value after this date.
People on the Banknotes
£5 Sir Alexander Fleming (6 August 1881-11 March 1955) was a Scottish bacteriologist and Nobel Prize winner, best known for his discovery of penicillin.
£10 Robert Burns (25 January 1759 – 21 July 1796) was a poet and a lyricist and is widely regarded as the national poet of Scotland.
£20 Robert I (11 July 1274 – 7 June 1329), known as Robert the Bruce, was the King of Scots who secured Scotland's independence from England.
£50 Elsie Maud Inglis (16 August 1864 – 26 November 1917) was an innovative Scottish doctor and suffragette.
£100 Charles Rennie Mackintosh (7 June 1868 – 10 December 1928) was an architect, designer and artist.
World Heritage Sites
£5 St Kilda, was listed in 1986 for its natural heritage in 1986 (which was extended in 2004 to cover the marine environment), and for its cultural heritage in 2005. It is one of only 24 locations with dual World Heritage Status.
£10 The Old & New Towns of Edinburgh was awarded its position in 1995.
£20 New Lanark was awarded its UNESCO designation in 2001.
£50 The Antonine Wall is the most recent addition, awarded its designation in 2008 as part of the ‘Frontiers of the Roman Empire’.
£100 Heart of Neolithic Orkney was made a World Heritage Site in 1999.
Clydesdale Bank £50 banknote
New £50 9th January 2006 A/CC David Thorburn New Job Title P225c
Bank of Scotland banknotes
The £50 note has won the IBNS Banknote of the Year award 2008. I met Stuart Rost the Designer
of the note at the Presentation held at The Bank of Scotland Head Office in Edinburgh April 2008
Bank of Scotland banknote Five Pound featuring Sir Walter Scott dated 17.9.07
Bank of Scotland Robbie Burns at the Brig o'Doon, south Ayrshire
Bank of Scotland banknote Ten pounds featuring Sir Walter Scott 17.9.07
Bank of Scotland The Glenfinnan Viaduct, West Highlands
Twenty pounds featuring Sir Walter Scott and the Bank's Edinburgh Head Office 17.9.07
Bank of Scotland banknote Forth Railway Bridge
Bank of Scotland banknote Fifty pounds featuring Sir Walter Scott 17.9.07
The £50 note has just won the IBNS Banknote of the Year award. I met Stuart Rost the Designer
of the note at the Presentation held at The Bank of Scotland Head Office in Edinburgh April 2008
Bank of Scotland banknote The Falkirk Wheel
Bank of Scotland banknote One hundred pounds featuring Sir Walter Scott 17.9.07
Bank of Scotland The Kessock Bridge, Inverness
Bank of Scotland Replacement Banknote Five pounds ZZ 17.9.07
Bank of Scotland Replacement Banknote Ten pounds ZZ 17.9.07
Bank of Scotland Replacement Banknote Twenty pounds ZZ 17.9.07
Bank of Scotland Replacement Banknote Fifty pounds ZZ 17.9.0.
SPECIMENS :- A sheet of each denomination was sold at the Charity auction held at the
Head Office of the Bank of Scotland. The notes were not overprinted with the word SPECIMEN,
though each note had the serial number AA 000000
Banks that issued banknotes in Scotland
Aberdeen Banking Company, Aberdeen Town & County Banking Company, Air Bank, Ayr Bank, Arbroath Banking Company, Ayr Banking Company, Bank of Aberdeen, Banking Company of Aberdeen, Bannockburn Ironworks, Batson Berry & Company, Batson Berry & Langhorn, Belsh & Company. The British Linen Company, Caithness Banking Company, Caledonian Banking Company, Campbell Thomas & Company, Carrick Brown & Company, The Carron Co, The Central Bank of Scotland, City Bank, The City of Glasgow Bank, Clydesdale Banking Company, Cochrane Murdoch & Company, Company of the Bank of Aberdeen, Craw & Company, The Cupar Banking Company, Dempster & Company, Dennistoun Nicholson Inglis & Company, Douglas, Heron & Company, Douglas John Napier & Company, The Dumfries Bank, The Dumfries Commercial Bank, The Dundee Banking Company, The Dundee Commercial Bank, The Dundee New Bank, The Dundee Union Bank, Dunlop Alexander & Houston & Company, Dunlop Houston Gemmell & Company, East Lothian Banking Company, The Eastern Bank of Scotland, The Edinburgh & Glasgow Bank, The Edinbrugh & Leith Bank, The Falkirk Banking Company, The Falkirk Union Banking Company, The Fife Banking Company, Forbes, James Hunter & Company, The Galloway Banking Company, The Glasgow & Ship Bank, The Glasgow Arms Bank, The Glasgow Banking Company, The Glasgow City Bank, The Glasgow Joint Stock Bank, The Glasgow Merchant Bank, The Glasgow Ship Bank, The Glasgow Union Banking Company, The Greenock Banking Company, The Greenock Bank Company, The Greenock Union Bank, Hay & Ogilvie, Hunters & Company, Inglis Borthwick Gilchrist & Company, Inglis & Company, Johnston Hugh Lawson & Company, Keller & Co, The Kilmarnock Bank, The Kilmarnock Banking Company, Leith Banking Company, Maberly & Company, McAdam & Company, McKeith Rintoul & Company, Mansfield Hunter & Company, Mansfield Ramsey & Company, Maxwell, John Ritchie & Company, The Merchant Bank of Stirling, The Merchant Banking Company of Glasgow, The Montrose Bank, The Montrose Banking Company, Moores, Carricks & Company, Murdoch Robertson & Company, Napier & Co, The North British Bank, The North of Scotland Bank Limited, The North of Scotland & Town & County Bank Limited, The Paisley Banking Company, The Paisley Commercial Banking Company, The Paisley Union Bank, The Paisley Union Banking Company, The Perth Banking Company, The Perth Union Bank, The Perth United Company, Ramsay & Company, Ramsays Bonars & Company, The Renfrewshire Banking Company, Robertson Jr. & Company, The Shetland Bank, The Ship Bank, The Southern Bank of Scotland, Stewart Buchanan & Company, Stewart & Company, TheStirling Banking Company, The Stirling Mechant Banking Company, Stornaway Bank, The Thistle Bank, The Town & County Bank Limited, The Tweed Bank, The Union Bank of Scotland, Wedderspoon & Company, The Western Bank of Scotland
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