In case you nonetheless have any previous £10 notes, ensure you spend them earlier than 1 March subsequent yr.
The Financial institution of England has introduced that the previous paper notes, that includes naturalist Charles Darwin, will not be authorized tender after that date.
Its days have been numbered because the new polymer tenner, depicting writer Jane Austen, entered circulation in September.
However the previous observe can nonetheless be exchanged by the Financial institution after the reduce-off date.
Threadneedle Road says polymer, additionally now used for the £5 observe that includes Winston Churchill, is extra sturdy and cleaner than paper notes.
It has persevered with the fabric regardless of complaints from spiritual and vegan teams that the animal fats tallow is used within the manufacturing course of.
Following session, the Financial institution stated in August that it might proceed with using tallow in future banknotes – saying it “has not taken this choice calmly”.
The Financial institution assessed whether or not palm oil or coconut oil ought to be used as an alternative, however concluded that this won’t be capable of be sourced sustainably. Altering manufacturing would additionally contain appreciable additional prices to taxpayers.
The previous £10 notes have been in circulation since November 2000, however misplaced out to the brand new ones on grounds of safety in addition to sturdiness.
The Jane Austen notes have a lot of options inbuilt that make them notably onerous to forge.
Additionally they have an inscription in raised dots that helps blind and partially-sighted customers to determine them.
The top of the previous paper tenner follows the official withdrawal final month of the previous spherical £1 coin, which has now been wholly changed by the brand new 12-sided model.
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