Spend old ten­ners be­fore March 1

Western Mail - - NEWS -

THE old £10 note must be spent by next St David’s Day af­ter the Bank of Eng­land re­vealed the date for when it will cease to be le­gal ten­der.

A use-by date of March 1, 2018, has been put on pa­per £10 notes fol­low­ing the in­tro­duc­tion of the plas­tic ten­ner on Septem­ber 14.

How­ever, old notes can be spent ahead of the cut-off date, or ex­changed at the bank after­wards.

The Bank in­tro­duced the pa­per £10 note fea­tur­ing nat­u­ral­ist Charles Dar­win in 2000. Around 55% of the £10 notes in cir­cu­la­tion are made from poly­mer. The new £10 ban­knote is the first Bank of Eng­land note with a tac­tile fea­ture to help blind and par­tially sighted users.

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