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1 Pound Sterling 1969, Kingdom of Great Britain

in Banknotes Book Number: SC317b
Years of issue: 01.09.1969
Edition: --
Signatures: General manager: Mr. R.D. Fairbairn
Serie: Scotland
Specimen of: 03.04.1967
Material: Cotton fiber
Size (mm): 151х 71
Printer: TDLR (Thomas de la Rue & Company), London

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1 Pound Sterling 1969




1 Pound Sterling 1969

coat of armsThe Coat of arms of the bank is on right side, denominations in numerals are on left side and in right top and lower corners, also in words centered.

The coat of arms consists of elements from: Glasgow's coat of arms, Scotland's coat of arms, and the coats of arms of the members of the bank's board of directors in 1948.

A little about the coat of arms of the Clydesdale bank in the period from 1948 to 1971 please read the info on attached photo.

Onopordum acanthiumUnder the coat of arms is Onopordum acanthium (cotton thistle, Scotch thistle), which for more then 500 years already is a national emblem and symbol of Scotland.

It is a flowering plant in the family Asteraceae. Native to Europe and Western Asia from the Iberian Peninsula east to Kazakhstan, and north to central Scandinavia, and widely naturalised elsewhere. It's a vigorous biennial plant with coarse, spiny leaves and conspicuous spiny-winged stems.

In general, some of the species of thistle is a true historic Scottish thistle, can not always determine even Scottish antiquarians as not necessarily that Scotland is home Onopordon Acanthium.

There is a strong opinion, that it is this kind of thistle was originally the emblem of the House of Stuart, and has become a national symbol, most likely thanks to an impressive appearance. Some experts call the candidate for a likely candidate other species, native of Scotland, for example Cirsium vulgare.


1 Pound Sterling 1969

Tug Tug TugSimple wake pulling of freighter by tug (on River Clyde).

In the practice of navigation often have to deal with tow - pulling a vessel (towed) by other (tug).

Towing is simple when one tug pulling the towed vessel, and complex, when a tug is towed several vessels or a few tugs pull one big floating structure. The connection of towing and towed the vessel called a caravan in a caravan and towed vessels - towing composition.

The River Clyde (Abhainn Chluaidh, Watter o Clyde) is a river in Scotland. It is the ninth longest river in the United Kingdom, and the third longest in Scotland. Flowing through the major city of Glasgow, it was an important river for shipbuilding and trade in the British Empire.

Denomination in numeral is in top right corner.


Metallic security thread.

Although, Scotland is not an independent state, and is part of the UK. Three Scottish banks have the right to issue their own banknotes. Officially, these notes are not called "Scottish pounds" and their denomination designated in pound sterling. In the strict sense of the term "Legal Tender" banknotes of Scottish banks are not even legal tender in Scotland, but can be taken throughout the United Kingdom.