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The Bank of England has been issuing banknotes for over 300 years.

Confidence in our currency is important for keeping the economy functioning, so we make sure the notes we produce are high quality, durable and resistant to counterfeiting.

​£10 Unveil and Issue

​On 18 July the design of the new polymer £10 note, feauturing Jane Austen was unveiled at Winchester Cathedral. The note will be issued on 14 September 2017.

​Find out all you need to know on the New £10 Note website.

Withdrawal of the paper £5 note

The paper £5 note has been withdrawn as of 5 May 2017, please read the news release.  

Further information on the paper £5 withdrawal.

Polymer £5 note

The new £5 was issued in September 2016.  It's our first banknote to be made from polymer, a flexible plastic material, and it features Sir Winston Churchill.

Find out all you need to know on The New Fiver website.


J.M.W. Turner to appear on the next £20 banknote

​J.M.W. Turner to appear on the next
£20 banknote

In April 2016, t​​he Governor announced at Turner Contemporary in Margate, that J.M.W. Turner will appear on the next £20 banknote due to be issued by 2020.

News release | The next £20 note

Moving to Polymer Banknotes

The new polymer £5 note was issued on 13 September 2016. The next £10 and £20 banknotes will also be printed on polymer. Polymer banknotes are cleaner, safer and stronger than paper banknotes.

Find out more about Polymer Banknotes

UK Coins

The Royal Mint Website
The Bank of England do not issue any UK coins, see The Royal Mint website for information on all coins.