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The revised note features an image of the Economist, Adam Smith, and is said to be harder to copy.
“The note’s enhanced security features will play a key role in our continuing fight to prevent counterfeiting,” said Andrew Bailey, executive director of the Bank of England’s banking services and chief cashier section.
The new-style £20 notes will circulate alongside the old-style Sir Edward Elgar note, which will be progressively withdrawn from circulation. Further details of the new note and enhanced security features are explained in a leaflet that is available as part of the Bank’s range of educational materials.
For more information, contact 020 7601 4878, or go to www.bankofengland.co.uk.
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