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Moving to Polymer Banknotes

The New £10 Note was issued on 14 September 2017. Full details of the design and security features are available along with free training materials for retailers and businesses. You can find out more about the new polymer £10 note at

The new polymer £20 note will be issued in 2020.

Polymer banknotes are cleaner, more secure, and more durable than paper banknotes. They will provide enhanced counterfeit resilience, and increase the quality of banknotes in circulation.

Why Polymer?Getting Your Business Ready
Public Consultation Programme 2013Fact Sheets

The three Scottish issuing banks are also issuing their next £10 notes on polymer on a similar timescale to the Bank of England. For further information see The Committee of Scottish Bankers.
The Royal Mint issued a new £1 coin in March 2017. They are withdrawing the round pound on 15 October 2017. For further information go to The Royal Mint.