New plastic £10 note featuring Jane Austen unveiled

25 July 2017

The new polymer £10 note has been unveiled by Bank of England governor Mark Carney.

The note, which follows the polymer £5, will be issued on 14 September 2017 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.

Full details of the design and security features are available along with free training materials for retailers and businesses. Polymer banknotes are cleaner, more secure, and more durable than paper banknotes. They will provide enhanced counterfeit resilience, and increase the quality of banknotes in circulation.

A collection of new £2 coins also honouring Jane Austen have been produced by the Royal Mint.

The new polymer £20 note will be issued in 2020.