The Royal Bank of Scotland
The Royal Bank of Scotland is the second bank to release the new £10 polymer series. This note was released on 04.10.2017.
Front: Portrait of Mary Somerville, quote from her work "The Connection of the Physical Sciences", Burntisland beach (Mary Somerville was born in Jedburg in 1780, not far from the north of England and raised in Burntisland, near Edinburgh);
Back: a male and female playful Otters, an excerpt from the poem "Moorings" by Norman MacCraig, botanicals used in the dyeing process and Dogtooth tweed pattern designed by Scottish mills.
According to the bank, this is a people's banknote as more than 1000 Scots were consulted in the design of this new note. The main feature on the front of the note depicts the portrait of Mary Somerville. Somerville was a great and iconic lady during her time as a scientist and her name has been honored such as Somerville College in Oxford, Somerville House in Burntisland and a main-belt asteroid, 5771 Somerville (1987 ST1). During her life time, she studied astronomy, geography, mathematics, art and Latin. On the back it features the two otters. The first £5 polymer note has the design of the Scottish mackerel, and this second note has a pair of playful otters. It appears that the theme was started from the sea and it's now reached the shore. It is believe that the next 3 notes will continue the journey. There are few hidden security features on the note and this can be viewed under UV light. The two otters glowed under the UV light. Can you spot the number "10" on the nose of the two otters? (no "5" on the eye of the Scottish mackerels).
First prefix AA; Replacement prefix ZZ.
|Dated 2016, P371 - AA Prefix|
|Dated 2017 - Replacement ZZ|