DescriptionNew £20 Polymer Note AK47
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The Bank of England said the polymer £20 note, which went into circulation in February 2020,
replaced the old paper notes, leading many to question when the old currency will expire.
which enters circulation on Friday the latest- is its most secure ever banknote.
It includes two see-through windows and a two colour foil to help beat forgers.
The Bank reckons half of all ATMs across the UK to be dispensing the new notes in just two weeks’ time.
The new £20 is the third plastic banknote to be issued by the Bank of England after the fiver featuring Winston Churchill
Launched in 2016
Also the tenner featuring Jane Austen, which was first issued in 2017.
It replaces the paper one featuring Adam Smith which has been in circulation since 2007.
But you’ll still be able to use the old notes for many months to come. The Bank will give six months’ notice ahead of its legal tender status being withdrawn.
Security features on the new Turner note
The foil is silver on the back of the £20 notes
Turner’s self-portrait, painted around 1799 and currently on display in Tate Britain.
One of Turner’s most celebrated paintings The Fighting Temeraire
Which is a tribute to the ship HMS Temeraire
which played a distinguished role in Nelson’s victory at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805.
It was voted the nation’s favourite painting in a BBC Radio 4 poll.
A metallic hologram which changes between the word “twenty” and “pounds” when the note is tilted.
A purple foil patch containing the letter “T” and based on the staircase at Tate Britain
The shape of the large window is based on the shape of the fountains in Trafalgar Square.
.A quote “Light is therefore colour” from an 1818 lecture by Turner referring to the use of light, shade, colour and tone in his pictures.
Turner’s signature from his will, in which he bequeathed many of his paintings to the nation.
A large see-through window with a blue and gold foil on the front depicting Margate lighthouse and Turner Contemporary.
The new £20 Polymer Note AK47
The Polymer £20 note is the first to feature the signature of Sarah John, the Bank’s chief cashier.
She said: “Moving the £20 note to polymer marks a major step forward in our fight against counterfeiting.
I am very grateful to everyone across the cash industry who has made this transition possible
and I hope the public enjoy using their new Turner £20s.”
Federation of Small Businesses said:
“The introduction of this new £20 note is a great step to cutting down on fraud which is a thorn in the side of small firms.
“As the most common note in circulation,
small firms will be pleased to see the money they are working with is going to become safer and more secure.
This will mean that small businesses can spend time and money on other issues away from fraud.”
Twenty pound note markings
The new £20 notes has tactile markings on it.
Also with three separate clusters of dots along the short edge.
As a result differentiating it from the £10 note,
Which has two clusters of dots. It is larger than both the £10 and £5 notes.
David Clarke, RNIB director of services, said: “Handling cash can often be a challenge if you’re blind or partially sighted,
Because it can be difficult to tell the difference between the different notes and coins.
We hope the creation of these notes will help enable people with sight loss to use money more easily and with confidence.
“By incorporating tactile features on money, we are closer to creating a more inclusive society;
Although it’s the small changes that can make a big difference to
Plastic £20 Polymer Note AK47 are longer lasting.
But there are questions about how long they will be needed, for widespread use anyway.
With the rise of contactless cards and internet shopping,
Experts warned earlier this week that within the decade fewer than one in ten transactions will be in cash.
Campaigners have called for Chancellor Rishi Sunak to save banknotes and coins.
Consequently for the millions of people who still use it for paying for vital goods and services, such as utility and council bills.
Banks should be forced to provide suitable cash access to their customers, they say.
Bank of England Governor Mark Carney
Said: “Our £20 notes celebrate the UK’s extraordinarily rich and diverse heritage and highlight the contributions of its greatest citizens.
Turner’s art was transformative.
“I am delighted that the work of arguably the single most influential British artist of all time
will now appear on another two billion works of art – the new £20 notes that people can start using today.”
A new polymer £50 featuring Bletchley Park codebreaker Alan Turing will be issued next year.
The polymer £20 notes, which went into circulation in February 2020, replaced the old paper notes, leading many to question when the old currency will expire.
AK47 Serial numbers
Considered collectable due to the machine gun connotations,
polymer notes with the prefix AK47
Were thought to be worth well over face value following the new £5 release in 2016.
A quick look at the most recent eBay sold prices
Furthermore this serial number, on the new £20 notes, show that people are willing to pay £300000 over its face value!
Although Popular serial numbers, like 007 or AK47,
Finally demand among buyers and collectors, with the AK47 note managing to get a winning bid of £80,000.
Members of the public can still use their old £20 notes though they will be gradually phased out of circulation
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