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Our banknotes

We started issuing banknotes in 1727 and still do so today. Over the centuries, our banknotes have served our customers well and helped us to develop our identity and build trust.

Add your signposting title here… Issuing banknotes

Discover more about the Royal Bank of Scotland's banknotes and their security features.

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Add your signposting title here… Current issue notes

The Royal Bank of Scotland's current-issue Ilay series banknotes were introduced in 1987.

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Add your signposting title here… Commemorative notes

We issued Britain's (and the European Union's) first commemorative banknote in 1992. Since then we have continued to issue occasional commemorative notes marking major national events or anniversaries.

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Add your signposting title here… Historic notes

Over the centuries our constituent banks have issued hundreds of different designs. This section explores some of the most interesting, unusual and influential among them.

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Add your signposting title here… Reproducing banknotes

Thanks to their attractive designs and extraordinary history, there is often demand to reproduce images of our banknotes.

Reproducing banknotes
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