Scotland’s Clydesdale Bank has announced that it will issue its £10 polymer banknote on 21 September 2017, one week after the Bank of England is due to issue its own £10 polymer banknote design.
The new Clydesdale note will continue to feature the famous Scottish poet and lyricist, Robert Burns, who died 221 years ago. It will also include illustrations and elements featuring the old and new towns of Edinburgh.
Like the recently issued £5 note from Clydesdale Bank, the new ten pound note is being designed by De La Rue and printed on its Safeguard® polymer substrate. Security features include De La Rue’s SPARK® Orbital™ optically variable colour changing ink feature, as well as a transparent window incorporating other optically variable features.
Like the recently released £5 note, the £10 note is slightly smaller in size than its paper predecessor.
Speaking of the new design, David Duffy, Chief Executive of CYBG, owner of Clydesdale Bank, said:
“More durable and more secure than normal paper notes, the move towards polymer is an important milestone in our history of innovation. We have been issuing banknotes since 1838 and it’s just as vital as ever to ensure we are creating and developing currency that is fit for modern day use.
“It is also fitting that we are making this announcement on the 221st anniversary of the death of Robert Burns. We continue to celebrate his life and work by featuring him on our £10 currency. ”
Read the full press release from Clydesdale Bank.