Banknote of the Year 2010

01 Apr 2022  Fri

The IBNS 'Bank Note of the Year is awarded to a banknote issued during the preceding year and it is judged on artistic merit, design, and security features. The winning entry of 2010, for notes issued during 2009, is a 50-pound note of the Bank of Scotland.

The highest denomination in a series of six notes introduced in May 2010, the 50,000-shilling note has strong design elements consistent with the series. On the front of the award-winning note the ‘Stride Monument’ is on the left, the Bwindi tropical rain forest is illustrated at the center-left. The Stride Monument was erected to celebrate the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting held in Kampala in 2007. Depicting a husband, wife, and son stepping forward, the monument symbolizes the countries of the Commonwealth progressing as a family.

The back of the note is dominated by illustrations of silverback mountain gorillas. Apart from the gorillas, there is much which is attractive about the note, such as the good use of color – particularly the brown, which might have made the note appear dull if used inappropriately, and the golden highlights which capture attention.

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