Bank of England announces public consultation programme on polymer banknotes

The Bank of England is responsible for maintaining confidence in the currency, by meeting demand with good quality genuine banknotes that the public can use with confidence.
Published on 10 September 2013

Designing new banknotes that take advantage of developments in security features is crucial to delivering this remit. For the past three years the Bank has conducted a research project looking at the materials on which banknotes are printed. In particular, the Bank has reviewed the relative merits of printing banknotes on polymer rather than the cotton paper as at present.

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