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Banknote, One pound (unissued), Royal Bank of Scotland

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Banknote, One pound (unissued), Royal Bank of Scotland
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This one pound banknote, dating from around 1853, is of the Royal Bank of Scotland. The note was not circulated so the spaces for the date, number and cashier's signature are blank. It was printed using plates engraved by W H Lizars of Edinburgh.

The central vignette consists of the portrait of George I, flanked by the unicorn and the lion of the Royal Arms. The figure of Britannia is on the left of the note and a standing figure representing 'Plenty' is on the right.

In the late 19th century the Royal Bank of Scotland began absorbing other banks and forming branches. In the 20th century it even acquired various English banks. In 1969 it merged with Scotland's largest bank, the National Commercial Bank of Scotland Ltd.

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