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.