First glimpse of new fiver

Warwickshire Telegraph - - NEWS -

THE full de­sign of the new £5 ban­knote fea­tur­ing Sir Win­ston Churchill will be un­veiled on Thurs­day.

The new fiver will be is­sued in Septem­ber and in a break from the cur­rent pa­per notes it will be printed on poly­mer, a thin flex­i­ble plas­tic film, which is seen as more durable and more se­cure.

The cur­rent £5 note features prison re­former El­iz­a­beth Fry and the an­nounce­ment by the Bank of Eng­land in 2013 that she would be re­placed with the for­mer prime min­is­ter caused an out­cry as it could have meant that, apart from the Queen, there would be no fe­male faces on the UK’s notes. It was sub­se­quently an­nounced that nov­el­ist Jane Austen would be the face of the new £10 note from 2017.

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