1955 Five Pounds Sterling Banknote The Commercial Bank of Scotland Ltd. Pick Number S333 Very Fine
Description: A very fine banknote from Scotland. This is the January 3, 1955 five pounds sterling issued by the Commercial Bank of Scotland Ltd. The note which is lightly soiled and some stains on the bottom margin in the front is violet in color. The note depicts the image of Lord Cockburn in the upper center of the front surrounded by two allegorical women and has the image of a woman with a laurel in her hair in the bottom left corner. The back of the note has the same color scheme as the front and shows a building in the center with people in period garb to the left and right. The front of the note has one signature, the serial number as well as the denomination. The back only shows the denomination. This particular note has the serial number 066860 and is from series 17L. The banknote has a watermark which can be found in the white circle at the upper left corner of the front and it depicts a woman with a laurel in her hair. Please carefully review the scan presented as it is part and parcel of our description.
Date: 3 January 1955.
Printer: Bradbury, Wilkinson & Co. Ltd., New Malden Surrey, England.
Size: The banknote measures ~7" by ~4".
Pick Number: P S333.
Condition: I would grade this banknote as very fine. The note retains quite a bit of its original crispiness and stiffness. Its colors are nice, clear and still vivid. It has vertical folds and some general light wrinkling. It does have some soiling and a few stains that are evident on the front and less so on the back. The corners are intact and mostly squared with minimum rounding if any. It has no tears, splits, pinholes, or graffiti. Just a beautiful scarce note worthy of a spot in your collection. Please see the scan for additional condition information.