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1 Pound Sterling 1975, Kingdom of Great Britain

in Banknotes Book Number: SC3218c
Years of issue: 06.01.1975
Edition:
Signatures: General Manager: Mr. A. R. Macmillan
Serie: Scotland
Specimen of: 01.03.1971
Material: Cotton fiber
Size (mm): 146 x 78
Printer: TDLR (Thomas de la Rue & Company), London

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1 Pound Sterling 1975

Description

Watermark:

watermark

Repeated sailing ship. A ship in full sail taken from the Union Bank of Scotland's coat of arms. Originally the motif of the Ship Bank, which Glasgow-based institution subsequently merged with the Union Bank of Scotland. This latter was then absorbed by Bank of Scotland in 1955.

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1 Pound Sterling 1975

Robert I (11 July 1274 - 7 June 1329), popularly known as Robert the Bruce (Roibert a Briuis, Raibeart Bruis, Robert de Brus or Robert de Bruys, Robert Brus), was King of Scots from 1306 until his death in 1329. Robert was one of the most famous warriors of his generation, eventually leading Scotland during the Wars of Scottish Independence against England. He fought successfully during his reign to regain Scotland's place as an independent nation, and is today remembered in Scotland as a national hero.

Behind him is a thistle, as national scotch symbol.

Denominations in numeral and in words are centered.

Revers:

1 Pound Sterling 1975

Robert the Bruce in the Battle of Bannockburn.

The Battle of Bannockburn (Blàr Allt a' Bhonnaich in Scottish Gaelic) (24 June 1314) was a significant Scottish victory in the First War of Scottish Independence, and a landmark in Scottish history.

The important stronghold of Stirling Castle, occupied by the English, was under siege by the Scots, and Edward II of England assembled a formidable army to relieve it. But his army was defeated in a pitched battle by a smaller one under Robert I of Scotland.

Denomination in numeral is in top left corner.

Comments:

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.