Thursday 27 October 2016

Bank of Scotland unveils limited edition 'Pudsey' £5 note

Published 08/10/2015 | 14:31

Bank of Scotland's new bespoke Pudsey note (Bank of Scotland/PA)
Bank of Scotland's new bespoke Pudsey note (Bank of Scotland/PA)

The Bank of Scotland has unveiled its first polymer bank note, which was designed by a 13-year-old from Dundee.

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The limited-edition note featuring Pudsey Bear will be auctioned to raise money for BBC Children In Need.

Only 50 will be printed in total, 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's, known for its sales of notable banknotes and coins.

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."

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