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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"
    - Booklet - covers all security features on the current banknotes
    - Z Card - credit card size leaflet - covers all security features on the current  banknotes
    - Posters - A3, A5 sizes
    - Deterrent Sticker
    - Film (available online only)
    - Take A Closer Look Training Course (available online only)

You can also download our Banknote App (free to download for both Apple and Android devices).

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 (14.9MB)
An easy to follow guide about the security features on all current banknotes
"take a closer look" A3 poster (9.5MB)
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 (5.9MB)
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