Bank of England banknotes

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There are 4 Bank of England banknotes, with values of £5, £10, £20 & £50. As the value of the note increases so does the physical size.

Current Banknotes

The following notes are currently in circulation and are legal tender.

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£5 Note

Statistics

  • Introduced: 13 September 2016
  • Material: Polymer
  • Colour: Blue / Green
  • Width: 125mm
  • Height: 65mm
  • Front Design: Winston Churchill
  • Back Design: Queen Elizabeth II

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£10 Note

Statistics

  • Introduced: 14 September 2017
  • Material: Polymer
  • Colour: Brown
  • Width: 132mm
  • Height: 69mm
  • Front Design: Jane Austen
  • Back Design: Queen Elizabeth II

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£20 Note

Statistics

  • Introduced: 13 March 2007
  • Material: Paper
  • Colour: Purple
  • Width: 149mm
  • Height: 80mm
  • Front Design: Adam Smith
  • Back Design: Queen Elizabeth II

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£50 Note

Statistics

  • Introduced: 2 November 2011
  • Material: Paper
  • Colour: Red
  • Width: 156mm
  • Height: 85mm
  • Front Design: Matthew Boulton & James Watt
  • Back Design: Queen Elizabeth II

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Withdrawn Banknotes

The following notes are no longer legal tender and shops do not have to accept these. If you have any withdrawn banknotes when you return to the UK you can get these changed at most banks.

£5 Note

Statistics

  • Material: Paper
  • Colour: Green
  • Width: 135mm
  • Height: 70mm
  • Front Design: Elizabeth Fry
  • Back Design: Queen Elizabeth II

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£10 Note

Statistics

  • Material: Paper
  • Colour: Brown
  • Width: 142mm
  • Height: 75mm
  • Front Design: Charles Darwin
  • Back Design: Queen Elizabeth II

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£50 Note

Statistics

  • Material: Paper
  • Colour: Red
  • Width: 156mm
  • Height: 85mm
  • Front Design: John Houblon
  • Back Design: Queen Elizabeth II

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