Way back in 1992 when these £1 notes were issued by the Royal Bank of Scotland we referred to the European Union as the EEC or European Economic Community. Just 12 nations were members.
In 1992 the EEC was held in Edinburgh which is the reason this commemorative £1 note was issued by the Royal Bank of Scotland.(P356)It follows the regular design with a portrait of Lord Ilay on the front and Edinburgh Castle on the back. In addition the prefix has been changed to EC and the blue European flag is shown in the watermark area.
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.
In 1995 the Bank of Scotland changed the design of its banknotes to celebrate its 300th
Anniversary. A new portrait of Sir Walter Scott was chosen for the fronts and the backs made
reference to different Scottish industries.
We have a limited supply of the 1995 Bank of Scotland £5 notes (P119) all
with the first prefix for the issue AA. The £5 reverse celebrates the Oil and Energy industry.
Crisp Uncirculated and limited availability.
The Royal Bank of Scotland £1 notes issued between 1956 and 1967 contained a secret.
Upside down, in the foreground of the Glasgow Office vignette on the back is engraved
the name W H Egan. This went undetected until W H Egan, who prepared the original plate,
revealed many years after he retired what he had done! We have a small group of higher grade
‘Egan’ £1 notes in at least EF/GEF condition.