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£100 Bank of Scotland – Pick 135a (UNC) FM849559 – 16th August 2021

£100 Bank of Scotland – Pick 135a (UNC) FM849559 – 16th August 2021

This is a very attractive £100 Bank of Scotland banknote in nigh perfect condition. It was obtained on the day of issue from the BoS in Edinburgh and has been kept in protective acid free folders since then. This is such a great note to add to the collection. It is superb with a great design and high grade. There are other Scottish and Specimen notes being listed, some being part of a collection of a Senior executive in the bank. The notes were kept in storage for over fifty years. They are excellent value when seen and compared to the PMS valuations. There is a large selection of other Bank of England notes, Treasury notes also as well as the other Scottish notes which offer a good variety and prices to suit all pockets. Good offers all round. If you have any notes to sell, to discuss or simply to ask about, do ring me directly or send an email. It is always a pleasure to respond to any enquiry. Everyone will receive a listening ear. Nothing is a bother. I am delighted to help out in any way and when possible, to buy notes from these enquiries.

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. 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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