Bank of England unveils £10 Guardian™ note – cleaner, safer, stronger
20 July 2017
The Bank of England revealed its cleaner, more secure and durable 10 pound note on Guardian™ polymer substrate on 18 July, marking 200 years since Jane Austen’s passing. A portrait of the renowned author is featured on the new note, along with raised dots to assist people with vision impairment and a number of sophisticated security features.
Commenting at the launch at Winchester Cathedral where Austen is buried, Chief Cashier of the Bank, Victoria Cleland said: “The new Jane Austen £10 note marks the next exciting step in the Bank of England’s move to cleaner, safer, stronger polymer banknotes.
“We have been working extensively with all our stakeholders to ensure a smooth transition and I look forward to the public being able to use these new notes from September. I am grateful to the CCL team for their help in the process.”
CCL Secure has been partnering with the Bank of England for more than four years in support of the new £10 note. We have greatly assisted the design process as well as provided technical support in printing, foiling, substrate representation, testing and process improvement, to the Bank and other industry suppliers.
Vice President and Managing Director of CCL Secure, Bernhard Imbach said: “CCL Secure is extremely proud to partner with the Bank of England in transitioning the £5 and £10 notes from paper to polymer that have a range of benefits for both the bank and the public.”
The new £10 is expected to last at least 2.5 times longer than the current paper £10 and stay in better condition during day to day use.
Security features include:
- A see-through window featuring the Queen’s portrait, with rich tonal range provided by Guardian CAMEO™
- Winchester Cathedral shown in gold foil on the front of the note and silver on the back
- A quill at the side of the window which transitions from purple to orange, printed with colour changing G-Switch ink
- A hologram which contains the word ‘Ten’ and changes to ‘Pounds’ when the note is tilted
- A hologram of the coronation crown which appears 3D and multi-coloured when the note is tilted
- A book-shaped copper foil patch which contains the letters JA
- Micro-lettering beneath the Queen’s portrait with tiny letters and numbers that are visible under a microscope
- The words ‘Bank of England’ printed in intaglio (raised ink) along the top of the note.
CCL Secure’s Guardian™ substrate for the £10 has been produced in the state-of-the-art facilities in Wigton, built specifically to support the Bank of England’s new polymer family.
The Austen £10 follows last year’s introduction of the Churchill £5, the nation’s first Guardian™ polymer banknote. More information about The New £10 Note is available here: http://www.thenewten.co.uk/.
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