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Commemorative £10 Bank Note for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee

Commemorative Bank Note for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee (Front)
Being the "Royal Bank of Scotland" (established by a Royal charter in 1727) it was appropriate that they should issue a bank note to commemorate the Queen's diamond Jubilee in 2012. The £10 notes are dated 6 February 2012, the 60th anniversary of the accession of Queen Elizabeth II, following the death of her father, King George VI. The two million notes issued all have a serial number beginning "TQDJ" and the front of the note carries the official crown emblem and the words "Diamond Jubilee 1952-2012". Otherwise, most of the front of the note is similar to the usual Royal Bank of Scotland design - with a portrait of Lord Ilay (1682-1761), the bank's first Governor and a representation of the "stars" in the impressive ceiling of the bank's chief office in Edinburgh.

Commemorative Bank Note for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee (Reverse)

To celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee RBS has launched a new £10 commemorative note on 23 May 2012. The design of the note was approved by the Queen and is first ever £10 commemorative note issued bt the Royal Bank of Scotland. It is the third in RBS' royal commemorative note series, which includes a £20 note for The Queen Mother's 100th birthday in September in 2000, and a £5 note for the Queen's Golden Jubilee in 2002. The note features different images of the Queen taken during her reign including the Queen at Epsom Racecourse in 2008, an official palace photograph of the Queen taken in the 1940s, the Queen with her family at Balmoral Castle and the Queen with the Duke of Edinburgh and HRH Princess Anne attending the traditional service for the Order of the Thistle.

The illustrations show the changing styles and attitudes which have taken place over the intervening 50 years, moving from a formal, regal young Queen who is now shown as a more relaxed and natural person (who is also known to have a highly developed sense of humour).

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