Choice Fforde Portrait £5. Uncirculated. These Portrait £5 notes with the signature of Chief Cashier J. S. Fforde are in Choice Uncirculated condition. (B312) This design was first introduced in 1963 when Hollom was Chief Cashier and was the first £5 note design to feature the portrait of the reigning monarch. On the back a rendition of a young seated Britannia. These come form a bundle put away over 50 years ago. Choice Crisp Uncirculated at just £55.00
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).