Thursday, October 8, 2015

Scottish banknotes to feature Pudsey Bear

The Bank of Scotland has unveiled a limited-edition note featuring Pudsey Bear which was designed by a 13-year-old from Dundee.

The notes will be auctioned to raise money for BBC Children In Need.

The front of the note shows Pudsey holding the Scottish flag

Only 50 will be printed, 40 of which will feature the serial code Pudsey01 through to Pudsey40. The remaining 10 banknotes will be available for personalised serial numbers, the bank said.

Most of the notes will be auctioned in December by auction house Spink, known for its sales of notable banknotes and coins.

The reverse includes a nod to Children In Need

Kayla Robson, a school pupil from Dundee, won a competition to design part of the note.

She said: “I am very excited to see my design on the new £5 note. Art has always been one of my favourite subjects but I never expected one of my drawings to end up on a banknote.”

The design is being used on the bank’s first polymer bank note.

Courtesy BT.com

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