Bank of England Prints Polymer Bank Notes

Priory Press is interested in the news that the Bank of England is to reveal the full design of the new £5 note, England’s first polymer note, on 2 June.

The concept designs for the new £5 and £10 notes, which will be slightly smaller than the paper version, were unvellied back in October 2013. Mass production of the note began last September (2015).

The £5 note will feature Winston Churchill with Jane Austen on the £10 note.

A decision on who will feature on the £20 note is expected in the coming weeks. Members of the public have voted for artists “who have helped shape British thought, innovation, leadership, values and society”.

The £5 notes notes will enter circulation in September, the new £10 note a year later and the £20 note by 2020. The paper versions of each will be gradually removed from circulation once their polymer counterparts have been introduced.

Concept bank note

Concept bank note

Who do you think should be included on the £20?