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Educational Material - Know Your Banknotes

Maintaining confidence in the currency is a key role of the Bank of England. The Bank provides a range of information to help cash users identify genuine banknotes.
 

The following materials are available free of charge:

  • Take A Closer Look booklet'take a closer look' banknote app
    The fully interactive app gives full details of the security features on all banknotes, together with a range of other useful advice and information about  Bank of England banknotes.
  • 'take a closer look' films
    Short films providing general advice about our banknotes and highlighting how they can be checked quickly and easily.
  • 'take a closer look' online training
    This highlights the security and design features of our banknotes and includes a short test. Completion time approximately 20 minutes.
  • 'take a closer look' booklet
    This gives full details of the security features on all banknotes, together with a range of other useful advice and information about Bank of England banknotes.
  • 'take a closer look' posters
    The posters highlight the security features on all of our banknotes.
  • 'take a closer look' Z-Card
    This credit card sized fold out guide gives full details of the security features on all of our banknotes.
  • Deterrent Sticker

To order materials use the online order form.

online order form 

Alternatively, download the order form below and send it to us at the following address.

Banknote Education Team,
Notes Directorate,
Bank of England,
Threadneedle Street,
London EC2R 8AH

For telephone enquiries call 020 7601 4878.

Key Resources

 
Order Form
"take a closer look" booklet (13.1MB)
An easy to follow guide about the security features on all current banknotes
"take a closer look" A3 poster (8.2MB)
Images of all current banknotes with a detailed security feature checklist.
"take a closer look" A5 poster (3.3MB)
Images of all current banknotes with a simple security feature checklist.
"take a closer look" booklet - Cymraeg (2.59MB)
An easy to follow guide in Welsh about the security features on all current banknotes.
Take A Closer Look Film
A short film guide to checking your banknotes (duration 10 minutes)
Banknotes and the promise to pay
​A postcard from the Bank of England
Banknotes and security features
A postcard from the Bank of England