“Stronger, safer, cleaner” polymer £10 to enter circulation

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More than one billion polymer £10 notes will enter general circulation this month, whilst the old note, featuring Charles Darwin, will expire in spring 2018.


The new tender, which depicts novelist Jane Austen, comes into circulation a year after the launch of the first plastic £5 note.

Bank of England governor Mark Carney said: “The new £10 will be printed on polymer, making it safer, stronger and cleaner. The note will also include a new tactile feature on the £10 to help the visually impaired.”

Though machine manufacturers and operators may have grounds to view new notes with a degree of trepidation after recent currency updates, the sophisticated security features, and increased note lifespan should be of great benefit to businesses.

“The good news for everybody is that the new polymer notes will be amongst the world’s most secure currencies going forward,” said Mike Clokie, managing director at E-Service.


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