The world’s first ever commemorative Ryder Cup bank note has been unveiled.
A special edition £5 note will be available in official Ryder Cup commemorative display packaging but can also be used as normal currency anywhere in the UK.
The bank note is unique in that it will be printed on hybrid paper – a first for the UK and Europe. The mix of traditional cotton paper and polyester plastic materials makes the note more durable and resistant to tearing or staining. A key design feature includes a see-through window in the shape of The Ryder Cup.
Richard Hills, Europe’s Ryder Cup Director, said: “Bank notes are part of a stable of collectible items that people love to buy, or give as a gift, to commemorate major events.
“They don’t come much bigger than The Ryder Cup and we know that many people will want that special memento to mark the time it came to Scotland. It’ll make a great gift for someone – particularly ticket holders, for whom there is a space within the folio package for their ticket to sit on display, too.”
The bank note was designed and developed by Royal Bank of Scotland as part of the bank’s ongoing commitment to Scottish golf. The first notes are already being printed by specialist German firm Giesecke & Devrient, and the official commemorative packages are ready for pre-order via the Ryder Cup website priced £20.
The notes will not be in general circulation, however they will be legal currency.