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£50 Clydesdale Bank PLC – CL 62c (UNC) A/CC 425706 – 25th April 2003

£50 Clydesdale Bank PLC – CL 62c (UNC) A/CC 425706 – 25th April 2003

The appeal of Scottish remains strong and the above banknote is one that is sought-after in this high grade. Some notes have a 'Wow' factor and this one certaily has this in spades! The quality of the note, its colour, embossing and sheen is just perfect. Hsve a browse through the notes on offer and look at the 'Recently Added' notes as there may be something good for the collection. If you have any notes to sell, to discuss do contact me. Nothing is too trivial and where possible I shall make an offer for the notes. I am but a phone call or an email away. I am delighted to help.

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British banknotes, paper money, has a long history dating back to 1695, the year after the founding of the Bank of England. Scottish banking history shares the same date of origin but was not established in a state funding role unlike the Bank of England. Over the centuries, banknotes have developed in face value even though for most people until 1914, banknotes were rarely seen or used.

It was after the outbreak of WW1 banknotes were produced with lower values, 10/- and £1. These are ‘Treasury Notes’, signed by the Chief Cashier of the Bank of England, John Bradbury. ‘Bradburys’ and ‘Warren Fisher’ notes are very collectible. Some notes are rare and of great value. Collectors of British banknotes are attracted by their design, rarity, currency history and can be seen also as an investment.

For most, it is an interest, focussing upon a particular area such as Treasury Notes, White Banknotes, Replacement Notes, Experimental Notes, Errors, Low serial numbers, Debdens, First and Last runs. Amongst the British and World banknotes on offer here, I hope you will find banknotes to enhance your collection. Have a look also at the Provincial Notes on offer.as these highlight the proliferation of banks in the 18th and 19th Centuries.

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