Scotland 1 Pound banknote of 1982-1988

24 Jul 2019  Wed

Scotland, the U.K.’s northernmost country, is a land of mountain wildernesses such as the Cairngorms and Northwest Highlands, interspersed with glacial glens (valleys) and lochs (lakes). Its major cities are Edinburgh, the capital, with its iconic hilltop castle, and Glasgow, famed for its vibrant cultural scene. Scotland is also famous for golf, the game first played at the Old Course at St Andrews in the 1400s.

The currency of Scotland is the Great Britain Pound. One pound comprises of 100 pence and Banknotes are commonly divided into £5, £10, £20 and £50 amounts. Scottish banks also issue a £1 notes which can be used as legal tender anywhere in the United Kingdom. In Scotland you can use both Sterling banknotes issued both by the Bank of England and Scottish banknotes.

Today we are looking at a 1 Pound banknote issued from 1982 to 1988. The obverse of the note features King of Scots, Robert The Bruce (11 July 1274 – 7 June 1329), while the reverse depicts a scene from the Battle of Bannockburn - 1314. This dark olive green banknote has an old sailing ship repeated vertically as its watermark.

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