New £10 Note Unveiled In Winchester

18 July 2017, 09:09

New £10 note

The new plastic £10 note will be unveiled at Winchester Cathedral later.

The new plastic £10 note will be unveiled at Winchester Cathedral later.
 
It will feature Hampshire author Jane Austen and is being revealed on the 200th anniversary of her death.
 
It will enter circulation in September and will be the only note to feature a woman, aside from the Queen.
 
The transition to polymer has sparked controversy after the Bank of England confirmed a small amount of animal fat was used in the production process.
 
Special £2 coins featuring Jane Austen are also going into circulation.
 
She wrote several famous books including Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility.