Commemorative £1 note - 1997

Alexander Graham Bell commemorative £1 note

The below note was Issued by The Royal Bank of Scotland in 1997 to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of Alexander Graham Bell.

Design features which are specific to this note are as follows:


  • Bell's name and dates of birth and death
  • An ancient telephone
  • A triangle shaped hologram


  • Users of the telephone over the ages
  • A portrait of Alexander Graham Bell and a depiction of him with his young deaf wife
  • A wave signal for "telephone" and a schematic drawing of a telephone receiver
  • Geese and sheep
  • Depictions of sign language and the phonetic alphabet
  • Geometric shapes