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£100 Royal Bank of Scotland – RB 109c (PMG 63 Choice UNC – EPQ) A/2 925260 – 20th December 2007

£100 Royal Bank of Scotland – RB 109c (PMG 63 Choice UNC – EPQ) A/2 925260 – 20th December 2007

Being Scottish, I have a natural attraction towards the banknotes of my country. For many others, the attraction of Scottish notes is very strong. The history of Scottish banking, the quality of the notes produced by the now 'Lost' banks and the current Big Three, make the Scottish banknotes very attractive indeed. The above £100 RBS note has a high PMG rating and is a great note to add to any Scottish collection. It is a gem, a 'Holy Grail' banknote. I have some other lovely Scottish notes on the site, so have a browse through what is on offer. The English notes are also worth a peek and prices vary from a few pounds to much more. If you have any notes to discuss, to have valued or to sell, do contact me. Everyone will receive a listening ear. I am delighted to help out in any way so please contact me directly by phone or email should you wish to.

Featured Bank Notes

British banknotes, paper money, has a long history dating back to 1695, the year after the founding of 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.

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