Springtime farewell for old tenners - 30th November 2017


If you do find any lurking in a drawer or down the sofa, spend ‘em don’t save ‘em as the Bank of England has announced that the old paper notes, featuring naturalist Charles Darwin, will no longer be legal tender after March 1, 2018.

The old tenner’s days have been numbered since the new polymer version, depicting author Jane Austen, entered circulation in September.

However, if you do encounter any stragglers after the cut-off date, they can still be exchanged for shiny new versions if you hand them in at your bank, building society or the Post Office.

Bear in mind though that if you are exchanging large amounts of old £10 notes, you may be asked to provide identification, such as a passport or driving licence.

In circulation since 2000, the old £10 notes have lost out to the new ones on grounds of durability and security. The new notes have several built-in features that make them particularly hard to forge and an inscription in raised dots that helps blind and partially-sighted users to identify them.

The end of the old paper tenner follows the official withdrawal last month of the old round £1 coin, which has now been wholly replaced by the new 12-sided version.

And there are further note-worthy changes ahead as the new tenner will be followed in three years’ time by a new £20 note featuring the artist JMW Turner.


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