RBS to issue commemorative hybrid note in Scotland

Just after the news that Scotland will issue the first British polymer banknote next year, the Scots have another novelty with the introduction of the first hybrid banknote in Europe. This time the Royal Bank of Scotland has the honour with a commemorative 5 pound note celebrating the Ryder Cup.

The prestigious golf competition between teams from Europe and the United States will take place at Gleneagles in Perthshire from 23-28 September. The memento will be is on sale online as part of official Ryder Cup commemorative packages, which cost £20. The notes will not be in general circulation, however they will be legal currency.

The bank note will be printed on hybrid paper, a mix of traditional cotton paper and polyester plastic materials, which should make it more durable and resistant to staining. On the front of the note, the design includes a see-through window in the shape of The Ryder Cup. The banknote will be the first to contain the signature of new RBS chief executive Ross McEwan. The banknote is printed by Giesecke and Devrient.


Steven Tuesday 17 June 2014 at 08:34 am | | news
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