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Clydesdale Bank Charity Auction


Clydesdale Bank is to launch a new family of banknotes this autumn.  This new banknote family, our first in over 20 years, celebrates five famous Scots, while the reverse of each note portrays the five World Heritage Sites in Scotland. 

As part of the launch activities, the Bank is hosting a Charity Auction at 6pm on 22 September at its Head Office, 30 St. Vincent Place, Glasgow.  216 lots will be auctioned, including the collectable serial numbers of the new banknote family, uncut sheets of the new ‘World Heritage’ family of notes, and a selection of rare and historic banknotes from the Bank’s archive.  The proceeds will be distributed to over 50 different local charities.

People interested in attending the auction should e-mail

Full descriptions of all lots to be auctioned are detailed in the e-catalogue below, which has been produced in partnership with auctioneers, Spink. 

Clydesdale Banknote Charity Auction Catalogue (opens in a new window)

About the Banknotes

Clydesdale Bank’s ‘World Heritage’ banknote family was unveiled by the First Minister at Edinburgh Castle on 14 January 2009.  The designs on the notes are:

  • £5 Featuring Sir Alexander Fleming, who discovered penicillin, on the front and St Kilda on the reverse.
  • £10  Featuring Robert Burns on the front and The Old & New Towns of Edinburgh on the reverse.
  • £20  Featuring Robert the Bruce on the front and New Lanark on the reverse.
  • £50  Featuring Elsie Inglis, a suffragette and surgeon, on the front and the Antonine Wall on the reverse.
  • £100 Featuring Charles Rennie Mackintosh, architect and designer, on the front and the Heart of Neolithic Orkney on the reverse.

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