New Churchill ban­knote makes de­but

The Myanmar Times - - World -

Bri­tain’s wartime leader Win­ston Churchill will ap­pear on a new plas­tic ban­knote which en­ters cir­cu­la­tion to­day, with greater dura­bil­ity and se­cu­rity fea­tures. The Bank of Eng­land will ini­tially is­sue 440 mil­lion new £5 notes (US$6.7) fea­tur­ing Churchill. The new note car­ries a por­trait of Churchill and a quote from a World War II speech to par­lia­ment: “I have noth­ing to of­fer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.” It also car­ries an image of the Houses of Par­lia­ment with its Big Ben clock tower at 3pm, the ap­prox­i­mate time on May 13, 1940, that Churchill de­liv­ered his speech.

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