Bank of Scotland unveils new £10 plastic note design

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Bank of Scotland unveils new £10 plastic note design
Bank of Scotland unveils new £10 plastic note design

Bank of Scotland unveils new £10 plastic note design

Bank of Scotland unveils new £10 plastic note design
Bank of Scotland unveils new £10 plastic note design

Bank of Scotland has unveiled the design of its new £10 polymer note, which is due to enter circulation in the autumn.

The front of the note will continue to feature Scottish novelist and poet Sir Walter Scott alongside The Mound in Edinburgh.

The Glenfinnan Viaduct will remain on the reverse of the design.

However, it will now feature a steam locomotive hauling a heritage tourist train.

The locomotive is a Stanier “Black 5”, which was designed for London, Midland and Scottish Railway and often seen on the West Highland line.

The new note, which was designed by banknote manufacturer De La Rue, is slightly smaller than the existing paper version in circulation.

It includes security features incorporated in the bank’s new polymer £5 note, which entered circulation in October.

They include an anti-counterfeit “window effect”, built into the windows of the image of The Mound, and metallic ink which changes colour as the note is moved.

There is also a new “tactile emboss”, created by a series of raised dots, which is designed to aid the visually impaired.

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