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Commemorative Bank Note for 250th Anniversary of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club (Front) The front of the normal Royal Bank of Scotland £5 note incorporates the crest of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club in gold and the serial numbers are all prefixed with "R&A", the abbreviation known to golfers the world over. Of course, the Royal Bank is even older than the R&A (it was founded by Royal Charter in 1727). But it is just possible that Lord Ilay, the bank's first Governor (that's his…

All the Royal Bank notes incorporate a portrait of Lord Ilay, the first Governor of the bank together with the bank's logo and coat of arms. The semi-circle of "stars" is a representation of the magnificent ceiling in the bank's head office in St Andrew Square, Edinburgh. The special elements denoting the commemorative theme include (in the bottom left hand corner) a St Andrew's flag set below a silhouette of the Church of Scotland Assembly Hall, the temporary home of the Parliament. The…

Royal Bank of Scotland Pound Note to mark the 150th Anniversary of the Birth of Alexander Graham Bell (Reverse) On 3 March 1997, The Royal Bank of Scotland issued 2 million commemorative banknotes to mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of one of Edinburgh's most famous sons. Alexander Graham Bell was born in Edinburgh in 1847 at 14 South Charlotte Street in the west end of Princes Street in the elegant Georgian New Town. Like his father, he became a teacher of the deaf but after working…

Royal Bank of Scotland Pound Note issued in 1994 to mark the 100th Anniversary of the death of Robert Louis Stevenson (Reverse) Robert Louis Stevenson, born in Edinburgh in 1850, was the author of such classics as "Treasure Island," "Kidnapped" and "Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde". The front of this note has a quill pen and a copy of Stevenson's signature. The reverse, illustrated above, incorporates not only Stevenson's portrait but scenes from some of his books - and his house in Wester Samoa…

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