Scotland 20 Pounds (Royal Bank of Scotland commemorative)
The pound sterling (Scotland 20 Pounds (Royal Bank of Scotland commemorative)) is the official currency of the United Kingdom, Jersey, England, the Isle of Man, Gibraltar, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, the British Antarctic Territory, and Tristan da Cunha.
The pound was a unit of account in Anglo-Saxon England, and its origins date back to the reign of King Offa of Mercia (757–796).
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The 20 Scottish pounds commemorative note front design features the portrait of Archibald Campbell.
3rd Duke of Argyll, 1st Earl of Ilay (1682 – 1761). He was a Scottish nobleman and a dominant political leader in Scotland.
On a background with the facade of registered office at 36 St Andrew Square Edinburgh; a depiction of the banking hall ceiling at 36 St Andrew Square Edinburgh.
A silhouette of the Church of Scotland Assembly Hall, the Queen Mother’s crown print.
The Roya Bank of Scotland Coat of Arms and logo. The original engraving used in previous notes issued by the Roya Bank of Scotland.
The reverse of the note presents a hand-engraved portrait of Queen Elizabeth II (Queen of the United Kingdom and 15 other commonwealth realms).
A laurel bay branch and thistle associated with the Scotland royalty. A cameo portrait of Lady Elizabeth Bowes Lyon at the age of six and a sketch of Glamis Castle.
This note is part of the Royal Bank of Scotland 2000 commemorative series “the 100th birthday of the Queen Mother”.
Its color is black and purple on a multicolor underprint.
Text: £20, The Royal Bank of Scotland plc, PROMISE TO PAY THE BEARER ON DEMAND TWENTY POUNDS STERLING AT THEIR HEAD OFFICE HERE IN EDINBURGH BY ORDER OF THE BOARD, GROUP CHIEF EXECUTIVE, LORD ILAY FIRST GOVERNOR, To Commemorate the 100th Birthday of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother 4th August 2000, Glamis Castle.
The reason why of the Scotland Pound
Three Scottish retail banks issue the Scottish pound notes: Bank of Scotland, Royal Bank of Scotland, and Clydesdale Bank. The Bank of England oversees the monetary policy of the pound sterling and regulates the amount of money in circulation. Official currency symbol: £/p (pre-decimal).