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What you need to know about the new £10 note

A new £10 note is due to be released on 14 September, following on from the new £5 note introduced last year.

Like the £5, the £10 will be printed on polymer in a bid to be cleaner, safer and stronger than paper notes. The new notes will be smaller than the current notes.

The note will feature iconic literary figure Jane Austen and measures 132mm x 69mm. The current paper £10 note features Charles Darwin and is 142mm x 75mm.

The paper £10 will be withdrawn from circulation in Spring 2018. Notice will be given three months prior to the withdrawal date.

On the front of the polymer £10 note (the side with raised print), there are two clusters of raised dots in the top left hand corner. This tactile feature helps blind and partially sighted people identify the value of the note.

They will provide enhanced counterfeit resilience, and increase the quality of notes in circulation.

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Shekina Tuahene

Shekina is a multimedia journalist who has lived in London all her life. She is an alumnus of University of Greenwich and Brunel. Shekina loves to read, travel, socialise and listen to music. If you have any story or feature ideas, feel free to drop her a line.

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