Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Great Britain unveiled new 10 Pound polymer banknote featuring Jane Austin

 

Bank of England unveiled the design of its new polymer £10 note featuring the world-renowned author, Jane Austen, on the 200th anniversary of her death.

 

 

 

The note will be issued on September 14, 2017. It is the first Bank of England banknote with a tactile feature to help blind and partially sighted users identify it. This is a series of raised dots in the top left-hand corner and has been developed in conjunction with the Royal National Institute of Blind People.

It is expected to last 2.5 times longer than the current paper £10 notes – around five years in total – and stay in better condition during day-to-day use. It joins the Churchill £5 note in the first family of polymer Bank of England banknotes, with a new £20 note featuring the well-known British landscape painter, JMW Turner, set to follow in 2020.

Legal tender status of the paper £10 featuring Charles Darwin will be withdrawn in spring 2018 with the exact date being announced at least three months in advance.

The size of the Polymer notes:

5 Pounds: 125mm x 65mm
10 Pounds: 132mm x 69mm
20 Pounds: 139mm x 73mm

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