New £10 note unveiled

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  1. Ome

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    Bank of England Governor Mark Carney has unveiled the new £10 polymer banknote featuring Jane Austen on the 200th anniversary of her death.

    The big reveal took place at Winchester Cathedral, where Austen was buried following her death in 1817. It is the first time that members of the public were given an exclusive look ahead of its general release on September 14.

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    Austen is the only woman - apart from the Queen - to feature on an English bank note, following the withdrawal of the old £5 notes, which featured Elizabeth Fry. The new fivers show a picture of Winston Churchill.


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    A very nice looking banknote. I'm a fan of the polymer notes. While in the UK earlier this year I kept several of the new Churchill fivers. I hope we in the USA move to polymer banknotes and mass produced coined $1 and $2. We could learn a thing or two from our friends in Europe and Canada.
     
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    Yes me too and I like how they are more compact. The new £10 note can't come quick enough for me.


    They sit in my wallet much better which is another bonus.
     
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    Americans seem determined to reject dollar coins. We've had versions of them introduced at least twice in recent memory, and the reception was lukewarm at best. Most of them ended up in the bottom of drawers as "curiosities" of amateur collectors, not used in regular circulation. It did not help that the Susan B. Anthony dollar coin was basically the same size as a quarter, and hard for the casual handler to tell from a quarter. I don't think I've ever actually seen one of the Sacajawea (sp?) dollar coins other than in photographs. The $2 paper note had basically the same fate as the dollar coin, though I can see why that never took off. You'd be surprised at the number of people who think dollar coins and $2 bills are counterfeit and won't take them in stores.
     
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    I agree. I'm old enough to remember when Eisenhower dollars were in regular circulation. Huge and too cumbersome for one's pocket or purse. I think they still make the Sacagawea dollar and those Presidential $1 coins. I would just make a US $1 and $2 coin in slightly larger sizes, and be bi-metallic like the Canadian $2, the £2, and the €1 and €2. Larger in size than a US quarter but smaller than a US half-dollar. They would last longer and save money.
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    Nice as it looks, the new £10 note is made using tallow. And it's right on the heels of the controversy about the new £5 for that very reason.

    I'm not vegan, Hindu, Sikh or Jain, but I can fully understand why it's upsetting to so many people. It's difficult to believe that an alternative couldn't be used. I've been quite uncomfortable handling the new fiver and where possible ask not to be given them in my change or cashback.

    These things take time and I can fully appreciate the logistics of changing the process would be challenging. I signed a petition requesting a more ethical process for the £5, but didn't hold out much hope of it changing in the immediate future.

    But what I really didn't expect was to see another note containing animal fat being issued. It's a fingers up to those who have expressed what I think is a reasonable concern.
     
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    I think what happened is that the Bank of England signed contracts for the supply of the polymer for both the £5 and £10 notes a while back and they can't break it without losing a lot of money and they didn't have sufficient time to ensure adequate supply of an alternative.

    Although palm oil has been suggested as an alternative to tallow, increasing world production of palm oil has been responsible for 8% of the world's deforestation in recent years so that would be just as controversial. So I think to be fair to the Bank of England, it isn't as straightforward as many think to replace tallow quickly but hopefully there will be a solution by 2020 when the new £20 note is due to go into circulation.
     
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    The woman is a total idiot and the fact that she is thought to be best the Tory Party can come with to be in the cabinet show just what a shambles they are.
     
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    As with the £5 note, the £10 notes keep falling out of my wallets. They just slip out. On the other hand, an increasing number of people seem to keep giving me new £10 notes, so I've made quite a profit this year, so long as I don't lose them. I've had to zip the £5 and £10 notes up in my wallets. Even a wad of them keeps falling out of the note pockets. I was thinking about using bulldog clips.
     
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    It's orange and it's worth ten pounds and that surely can't be a bad thing.

    Do you get me ?
     
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    .... :D:D:D
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    Better than this, which is orange and worthless.
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    What the Queen will disappear from your bank notes? :omg:
    Somehow I did not see that one coming at all!
     
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    Where have you read this? :eek:
    Nor did you see the first post where there is a picture of the queen on the new banknote.:giggle:
     
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    You can spend them in most shops. You need to buy something first, though.
     
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    Well yeah but there's also a photo of Jane Austin so I thought the Jane Austin banknote would replace the second bank note with the queen on it, that was old. So now I'm confused...:confuse:
     
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    I think I can help you understand it better.

    There are two sides to our banknotes. One picture is the back of the note while the other is the front of the note.
     
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    Ah thanks for clearing that up for me Ome. :)
     

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