The Ryder Cup £5 note, 2014

The Ryder Cup £5 note, 2014

This note was issued on 22 September 2014, to celebrate the holding of the Ryder Cup at the famous Gleneagles golf course in Perthshire in that month. The £5 banknote was the first European banknote to be printed on hybrid paper, a combination of traditional cotton and modern plastic polymers. It was The Royal Bank of Scotland’s third banknote to celebrate Scottish golf. Special features included:

  • images of the Ryder Cup, Gleneagles Hotel and the 9th hole of the Gleneagles golf course
  • the Ryder Cup official logo
  • serial numbers with the prefix RCE, standing for Ryder Cup Europe