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  1. #1 Physicists on Money 
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    http://www2.physics.umd.edu/~redish/Money/

    I love this site. The only appearance made on American money is by Franklin. Hmmm?


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    I was shocked and distraught [ :wink: ]to discover that an important Scottish note had been omitted from this otherwise excellent site.

    Most of you will be unaware (and all of you likely couldn't give a flying aardvark) that the major clearing banks in Scotland are entitled to issue bank notes, whereas for the UK as a whole this right is restricted to central bank, the Bank of England.

    Newton used to appear on the £1.00 note of the Bank of England, but that has been replaced by a coin. The note is illustrated in silkworm's link. The missing note is a Royal Bank of Scotland commemorative note (value £1) in honour of Alexander Graham Bell. You can see an illustration of this and a brief biography of Bell here -
    http://www.rampantscotland.com/SCM/royalcomm.htm

    Edit: I've emailed the site author, asking him to include the note in his next site update. I also reminded him that, if he has seen Braveheart, that he will know Scots become quite violent when their wishes are thwarted.


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    Newton used to appear on the £1.00 note of the Bank of England, but that has been replaced by a coin.
    Is it still in circulation?

    Most of you will be unaware (and all of you likely couldn't give a flying aardvark) that the major clearing banks in Scotland are entitled to issue bank notes, whereas for the UK as a whole this right is restricted to central bank, the Bank of England.
    We had a similar situation like that in America before we had a central bank. It was messed up because everyone had their own money and the stuff was easy to counterfit. I think that's what you're saying that's what it's like in Scottland.

    Hey, Ophiolite, did you see the link at the bottom of the page for physicists on stamps?
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