Clydesdale Bank £100 note

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One hundred pounds
(United Kingdom)
Value£100
Width163 mm
Height90 mm
Security featuresRaised print, metallic thread, watermark, microlettering, UV feature, holographic feature, see-through registration device
Paper typeCotton
Years of printing1838–present
2009–present (current design)
Obverse
DesignCharles Rennie Mackintosh
Design date2009
Reverse
DesignHeart of Neolithic Orkney
Design date2009

The Clydesdale Bank £100 note is a banknote of the pound sterling. It is the largest denomination of banknote issued by the Clydesdale Bank; the current cotton note, first issued in 2009 bears a portrait of the designer and artist Charles Rennie Mackintosh on the obverse and images of the Heart of Neolithic Orkney on the reverse.

History[edit]

The Clydesdale Bank began issuing £100 notes in 1838, the same year as the bank's founding. Early banknotes were monochrome, and printed on one side only; the issuing of banknotes by Scottish banks was regulated by the Banknote (Scotland) Act 1845 until it was superseded by the Banking Act 2009.[1] Though strictly not legal tender in Scotland, Scottish banknotes are nevertheless legal currency and are generally accepted throughout the United Kingdom. Scottish banknotes are fully backed such that holders have the same level of protection as those holding genuine Bank of England notes;[2] the £100 note is currently the largest denomination of banknote issued by the Clydesdale Bank.[3]

The Famous Scots issue of the £100 note featuring scientist William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin was introduced in 1971.[4] On the reverse of this note is an image of Lord Kelvin's lecture room;[5] the current World Heritage series £100 note was introduced in 2009. This note features a portrait of designer and artist Charles Rennie Mackintosh on the front, and images of the Heart of Neolithic Orkney on the back.[6]

Designs[edit]

Note First issued Colour Size Design Additional information
Famous Scots 1971 Red 163 × 90 mm Front: Lord Kelvin; Back: Lord Kelvin's lecture room
World Heritage 2009 Red 163 × 90 mm Front: Charles Rennie Mackintosh; Back: Orcadian Neolithic monuments

Information taken from The Committee of Scottish Bankers website.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Banknote History". The Committee of Scottish Bankers. Retrieved 5 June 2016.
  2. ^ "Scottish and Northern Ireland Banknotes Factsheet" (PDF). Association of Commercial Banknote Issuers. Retrieved 5 June 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Current Banknotes : Clydesdale Bank". The Committee of Scottish Bankers. Retrieved 13 June 2016.
  4. ^ "The Clydesdale Bank's "Famous Scots" Series 1971–2007". Coin News. Retrieved 13 June 2016.
  5. ^ "Banknote Design Features : Clydesdale Bank Famous Scots Series". The Committee of Scottish Bankers. Retrieved 14 June 2016.
  6. ^ "Banknote Design Features : Clydesdale Bank World Heritage Series". The Committee of Scottish Bankers. Retrieved 14 June 2016.

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