Today’s the day the new plastic £10 note celebrating Jane Austen enters circulation

More than one million of the new plastic £10 banknotes celebrating author Jane Austen have entered circulation.

The new tenner is the first Bank of England note with a tactile feature to help blind and partially-sighted users.

People queue outside the Bank of England in the City of London this morning as they wait to exchange old ten pound notes for the new ones.

The tactile feature is a series of raised dots in the top left-hand corner of the banknote, developed with the help of the Royal National Institute of the Blind.

Like the £5 note already in circulation featuring Sir Winston Churchill, the new £10 – featuring Pride And Prejudice author Austen – is made from polymer.

Leave a Reply