Austen fans take note of new tenner
THE new plastic £10 note was yesterday unveiled by Bank of England governor Mark Carney at Winchester Cathedral.
The note, which follows the polymer £5, will be issued on September 14, and has a portrait of Jane Austen on the 200th anniversary of the author’s death.
It is also the first Bank of England note to include a tactile feature to help visually impaired people.
A limited supply of a new £2 coin honouring Jane Austen has also been put into circulation by the Royal Mint.
The coin will initially only be available in tills at key locations in the Winchester and Basingstoke areas that have connections with Austen, before being circulated more widely.