Bank of England to unveil new £10 note on July 18th

The Bank of England will officially unveil the new £10 Jane Austin Polymer note in Winchester Cathedral on Tuesday 18th July – the 200th anniversary of the author’s death.

The event will give the public an opportunity to see the new notes before they enter circulation in September.

Jane Austen died in Winchester in 1817 and is buried in the north aisle of the Cathedral.

“The £10 paper banknote is the oldest Bank of England banknote design in circulation and therefore the security features require updating to take advantage of developments in technology,” said the Bank of England in a recent paper.

Members of the public can book tickets free here.