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).
Indonesia 100,000 rupiah 2016 P160c Pink, yellow & blue Dr. Soekarno and Dr. Hatta, wide segmented gold security thread, arms at upper r/ Traditional dancer, green orchids, Raja Ampat islands view at l Unc
In the 19th century local banks proliferated, financed by local citizens. Many went bust but some, like the Stockton on Tees Bank, merged with larger banks to survive. The Stockton on Tees Bank was taken over by the precursors of the Barclays Bank we know today. As part of the process, Barclays honoured the note issue and to show that this had been done, the signature panel was cut out. As every time a note was issued it was required for stamp duty to be paid, these notes were circulated extensively to avoid new duty being paid. The vast bulk of the Stockton on Tees notes that we see are very well circulated but we recently bought a group which were cancelled the usual way but are in much much higher grade. Here we present the Stockton on Tees £5 note dated in the 1880’s-90’s in Crisp GEF condition.