AUTHOR JANE AUSTEN FEATURED ON NEW BRITISH 10-POUND NOTE
LONDON» Two hundred years to the day after Jane Austen died, a new 10-pound note featuring an image of one of England’s most revered authors has been unveiled — right where she was buried.
At the unveiling Tuesday of the new “tenner” at Winchester Cathedral in southern England, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said the new note celebrates the “universal appeal” of Austen’s work. The new note, which is due to go into circulation on Sept. 14, is the bank’s latest effort to make its notes more secure by using plastic, not paper.
Bank of England’s new 10-pound notes, featuring British author Jane Austen.