Gruppo Cerutti

Plastic £10 note entered circulation

15  September  2017

New banknote featuring Jane Austen has been introduced a year after launch of the first polymer note, the Winston Churchill fiver.

The new banknotes are expected to last at least two-and-a-half times longer than the current paper £10 notes, around five years in total, and stay in better condition during day-to-day use.
A new £20 note featuring artist JMW Turner will follow in 2020.

Bank of England governor Mark Carney said: "The new £10 note celebrates Jane Austen's work. Austen's novels have a universal appeal and speak as powerfully today as they did when they were first published. The new £10 will be printed on polymer, making it safer, stronger and cleaner. The note will also include a new tactile feature on the £10 to help the visually impaired, ensuring the nation's money is as inclusive as possible."                                                                  
Cerutti Packaging Equipment has given an important contributuion, supplying the press that prepares the anticounterfeiting transparent window, core of the technology for the printing of the new polymer banknotes.