Bridging the gap: connecting note collection by topical theme

Scotland’s 2007 series features five unique structures
By , Coin World
Published : 04/15/16
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From the May 2, 2016, Monthly issue of Coin World:

Bridges are common design elements on paper money, with euro notes depicting a series of fictional spans.

The Bank of Scotland in 2007 introduced a series of notes denominated in pounds that pay homage to the country’s many beautiful and historic bridges and the engineering achievements employed to erect them.

The 2007 Bridges series is the first complete redesign of the bank’s paper money since 1995. The series is the 47th series of notes issued in the now 321-year-long history of the Bank of Scotland — although the notes are the first to be issued under the Bank of Scotland name.

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The Governor and Company of the Bank of Scotland, as the bank was originally named, was established by an Act of the Parliament of Scotland on 17 July 17, 1695. The bank was established by the Scottish government to support Scottish business, but was prohibited from lending to the government without parliamentary approval.

The Governor and Company of the Bank of Scotland became Bank of Scotland plc on Sept. 17, 2007.

The Bank of Scotland became a subsidiary of Lloyds Banking Group Jan. 19, 2009.

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The Bridges series of Scottish paper money was introduced into circulation on Sept. 17, 2007.

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