Clydesdale Bank in Scotland has issued the second of their polymer banknotes, the upgraded ten pound note from the World Heritage Series.
The new ten pound polymer banknotes will begin circulating today, almost a year to the day after the first Clydesdale Bank £5 polymer banknote was circulated.
Like its paper predecessor, the new polymer £10 note has a predominantly brown colour scheme and features portraits of Scottish poet Robert Burns as well as the years of his birth and death.
The banknote has been collaboratively designed and printed by De La Rue using their Safeguard® polymer substrate. It also includes De La Rue’s Spark® Orbital™ security feature which changes colour as the note is tilted, depicting the shape of Scotland over a transparent window. The note is slightly smaller in size than the paper version, being 132mm by 69mm.
The banknote includes a security feature consisting of raised bumps to enable those with visual impairments to identify the note’s denomination.
Speaking of the new banknote, De La Rue’s Global Account Management Director Ruth Euling said:
“I’m proud to have partnered with Clydesdale Bank on the production of the new note and delighted to see it enter circulation today. Our design teams worked closely on the iconic concept and we look forward to our continued partnership.“
Read the press release from De La Rue.
Find out more about the Clydesdale Bank ten pound polymer banknote.