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Commemorative Bank Note for Golfer Jack Nicklaus

Commemorative Bank Note for Golfer Jack Nicklaus (Front)
The front of the normal Royal Bank of Scotland £5 note with a portrait of the bank's first Governor, Lord Ilay, incorporates a bear printed in gold in acknowledgement of his nickname "The Golden Bear". The serial numbers are prefixed by JWN, the initials of Jack William Nicklaus.

Commemorative Bank Note for 250th Anniversary of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club (Reverse)

The reverse of this commemorative note shows in addition to images of Nicklaus, graphics of the Open Golf trophy, the clubhouse at St Andrews and of course the golden bear. In 1966, Nicklaus won The Open Championship for the first time. He won another Open Championship in 1978 - both dates and his scores are part of the design. At the age of 46, Nicklaus claimed his 18th and final major championship at the 1986 Masters Tournament, becoming that championship's oldest winner. In 2005, Nicklaus finished his professional career at The Open Championship at St Andrews. This commemorative banknote was issued in 2006.

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