Withdrawal of Faraday £20 Notes

The new style £20 note (featuring Sir Edward Elgar and containing enhanced security features) is now in widespread circulation.
Published on 26 January 2001

Accordingly, the Bank has today given notice that the old style £20 notes (which feature Michael Faraday) are now being withdrawn from circulation and, to give effect to this, legal tender status will be withdrawn from the note on 28 February 2001. After 28 February 2001, bank branches will continue to accept these notes and they will, of course, remain payable at the Bank of England for all time.

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