Banknote (front), One pound, issued by British Linen Bank

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Banknote (front), One pound, issued by British Linen Bank

This banknote for one pound sterling was issued by the British Linen Bank. It is dated 3 August 1916.

The front of the note features the bank's arms, superimposed with a red sunburst. The use of a second colour in printing notes made forgery more difficult.

The British Linen Company started issuing notes in 1747 and by 1800 was one of the three most important banks in Scotland. It merged with the Bank of Scotland in 1970.

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Online ID: 000-100-045-636-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.OIB 34
Date: 3 August 1916
Material: Paper
What: Banknote
Who: British Linen Bank (Maker)
Description: One-pound banknote, British Linen Bank, 3 August 1916
  • Douglas, J. Scottish Banknotes. D.47 London: Stanley Gibbons, 1975 
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