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The Bank of England - 2003

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Key events in 2003


21 August
The Bank announced the withdrawal of the Stephenson £5 notes (originally issued 7 June 1990) following the new design £5 note, featuring Elizabeth Fry, which was first issued on 21 May 2002. The Stephenson £5 note ceased to be legal tender on 21 November 2003.

See news release  |  More information on the Stephenson £5 note


29 April
The Bank announced the withdrawal of the Dickens £10 note (originally issued 29 April 1992) following the the new design £10 note, featuring Charles Darwin, which was first issued on 7 November 2000. The Dickens £10 note ceased to be legal tender on 31 July 2003.
See news release  |  More information on the Dickens £10 note
​Bank of England Museum

From July to October in 2003, the Bank of England Museum held a special exhibition marking the 250th anniversary of the birth of its renowned architect Sir John Soane. Visitors to the Museum were able to take a virtual tour of the Bank as it was in 1814.
SIr John Soane

News releases and speeches from 2003