Elgar £20 Banknote to be Withdrawn

The £20 banknote carrying the portrait of composer Sir Edward Elgar is to be finally withdrawn from circulation from 30 June this year.
Published on 08 March 2010

This note has been gradually replaced by the Adam Smith £20 which was introduced in 2007. Announcing this today, the Bank of England assured holders of the Elgar £20 banknote that they could certainly use the notes up to, and including, 30 June. After that date the note will no longer have 'legal tender' status. The note will not have to be accepted in payment, or in change, in retail outlets after this date.

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