£5 QUB Series

Design Features

  • Front

    • Colour – blue
    • Serial Numbers – font gradually increases in size
    • Flax plant image above vertical serial number
    • Seated lady Hibernia
    • Six County shilelds
    • Date- 1st March 2003
    • Signature- M Soden, Group Chief Executive
  • Back

    • Vignette of Queen’s University Belfast

Security Features

  • Feel
    • Paper Quality – Crisp not waxy
    • Raised Print – Bank title, denomination, address and signature
  • Look
    • Watermark – Head of Medusa – right hand side of note beside vertical serial number
    • Security Thread – In area of Bank logo when back lit
    • See Through – Celtic pattern in watermark area
    • Microprinting – ESP on both sides reading Bank of Ireland
    • UV/Fluorescence – Phosphorescent barcode blinks in UV light on the front of note