Jane Austen £10 banknote enters circulation

September 14, 2017
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A new £10 banknote celebrating Jane Austen has entered circulation and will start to show up in people’s pockets in the coming days and weeks.

The new tenner is the first Bank of England banknote with a tactile feature to help blind and partially-sighted users.

The new 10 note features Jane Austen.

The new tactile feature is a series of raised dots in the top left-hand corner of the banknote, developed with the help of the RNIB.

Like the £5 note already in circulation featuring Sir Winston Churchill, the new £10 banknote featuring Pride And Prejudice author Austen is made from polymer.

Just over one billion polymer £10 notes have been printed ready for issue and they will start to appear in wallets as the notes leave cash centres around the country and enter…


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