The New £10 Note – Key Security Features – Jane Austen design

The New £10 Note
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The New £10 Note – key security features.  Design has Jane Austen plus number of security features

Today, on the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death, Governor Mark Carney unveiled the design of the new £10 note featuring the world-renowned author. The note is printed on polymer and is the first Bank of England banknote with a tactile feature to help blind and partially sighted users.

There is a see-through window with a portrait of the Queen, and a detailed foil picture of Winchester Cathedral which is gold on the front of the note and silver on the back.

Jane Austen died in Winchester in 1817 and is buried in the north aisle of the Cathedral.  The new note will recognise her universal appeal and enduring contribution to English literature.

The new note enters circulation September 15 in England and Wales Thursday September 14.

Production of the £10 note began last August and the Bank of England has already more than 275 million notes.

The new note is smaller than the paper version but larger than the new fiver.

It follows the new plastic £5 note which has been in circulation for some time.

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