Commemorative £20 note - 2000

Queen Mother commemorative £20

This note was issued by The Royal Bank of Scotland in 2000 to commemorate the 100th birthday of the Queen Mother.  

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


  • The Queen Mother's crownprinted in intaglio gold ink
  • Commemorative text reading "To commemorate the 100th Birthday of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother 4th August 2000"


  • A hand-engraved portrait of Queen Mother
  • A banner containing '1900', the year of her Majesty's birth
  • The laurel and thistle associated with royalty in Scotland
  • A cameo portrait of Her Majesty then Lady Elizabeth Bowes Lyon at the age of six
  • An engraving of Glamis Castle