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New £10 note to be unveiled to the public

POSTED ON 14 JULY 2017

The world is full of different countries with their own unique currencies that evolve with time. This year in the United Kingdom our own money is upgrading to meet the requirements for our busy lives.

First came the five-pound note, released on the 13th September 2016, with claims of it being cleaner and more environmentally friendly due to its polymer make up; meaning it can be recycled into plastic products at the end of its use.

Next came the pound coin, released on the 28th March 2017 with its unique twelve-sided shape with secret security feature, said to be impossible to recreate. The old ‘round pound’ coins officially go out of circulation on 15th October this year.

Now it’s the turn of the ten-pound note to go through a redesign. Due to come into circulation this September, it promises to be more secure and durable than previous tenners in our pockets.

But who will feature on the updated currency? This year a female character will return to the banknote and will mark the 200th Anniversary of Jane Austen’s death in 1817 – with a portrait of the writer herself. A special ceremony at Winchester Cathedral (Austen’s place of rest) on the 18th July will unveil the note.

Jane Austen’s literature was of course what merited her for a prestigious place on the note itself. Her novels such as ‘Sense and Sensibility’ written 1811 and ‘Pride and Prejudice’ 1813 made her a favourable writer. Throughout 1813 Austen gained recognition on her novels from a wide variety of readers from young aristocrats to the Prince Regent.

You can also look forward for the launch of the redesigned twenty-pound note in 2020.

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