New £10 note

LONDON — The new £10 note officially came into circulation in the United Kingdom on Thursday, replacing the old note, and marking the second use of polymer in British banknotes after the release of the new £5 note last year.

The note was first unveiled by Bank of England Governor Mark Carney at a ceremony at Winchester Cathedral in July, but it is now officially available for British citizens to use.

It features an image of the famous author Jane Austen, alongside a quote from her most famous work, Pride and Prejudice. The quote reads: “I declare after all that there is no enjoyment like reading!”

That quote caused some controversy when announced, as in its original context, the character who utters the words, Caroline Bingley, is being more than a little disingenuous. Bingley has no real interest in literature and instead pretends to be an avid reader to attract the attentions of the book’s heartthrob, Mr Darcy.

Polymer, manufactured by CCL Secure, is already in use in the new £5, but marks a departure from over 320 years of the use of cotton.

The notes are more durable, and are waterproof and harder to tear. The plastic £10 notes are also more difficult …read more

Source:: Businessinsider – Finance

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