New £5 Banknote Design

The new version of the Bank of England £5 banknote will be issued on Tuesday 21 May.
Published on 16 April 2002

Announcing the date, Merlyn Lowther, the Bank's Chief Cashier, said "This new note, featuring Elizabeth Fry in place of George Stephenson, will also incorporate new design and security features. 21 May is a particularly appropriate date for the issue of the note as it is the anniversary of Elizabeth Fry's birth."

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