The Royal Bank of Scotland has begun circulating its latest polymer banknote, the ten pound note, printed by De La Rue on Safeguard® substrate.
It is the first time in thirty years that the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has issued a new £10 banknote design. The new note, which features mathematician and astronomer Mary Somerville, is the second of the “Fabric of Nature” banknote series and has been designed and printed by De La Rue.
The RBS ten pound note is printed on De La Rue’s Safeguard® polymer substrate, and contains a variety of modern security features including a clear window with SPARK® Orbital™ optically variable ink feature and hidden features visible when viewed under an ultraviolet light.
Like the recently issued £5 banknote from the Fabric of Nature series, the new £10 banknote is smaller, 15% compared with its paper predecessor. With a polymer substrate, the banknote is expected to last 2.5 times longer than its paper equivalent.
Speaking of the new banknote, De La Rue’s Global Account Management Director, Ruth Euling, said:
“We are proud to have partnered once again with the Royal Bank of Scotland on its latest polymer banknote. Our design teams worked closely on the iconic concept for the new £10 and we look forward to our continued partnership.“
Read the press release from De La Rue.