Take care with new ten

The new 10 pound note

THE NFRN has issued guidance on spotting counterfeit currency to coincide with the new polymer Bank of England £10 note (pictured) entering circulation.

The new note, which entered circulation on 14 September, is smaller than the paper 10 pound note, but larger than the new fiver. Retailers are being advised by the NFRN to look out for a number of features on the new design including a portrait of Jane Austen, an illustration of Miss Elizabeth Bennet, an image of stately home Godersham Park, and Jane Austen’s writing table.

The Bank of England said the move to polymer notes makes the new £10 safer, stronger and cleaner. A polymer £20 will roll out in 2020.