Since the excitement of a transformed £5 note hit Britain, people have been left wondering whether the same will happen to the rest of our money.
It has been confirmed that the £10 note will also go through a transformation. We won’t have the chance to get our hands on a new tenner until summer 2017, but we do know some of what to expect.
The new notes will be made in the same polymer material as the fivers, used for its difficulty to rip. It isn’t however impossible to rip, as was first reported following the new £5 note release.
We will also see another non-royal face on the note, with famous novelist Jane Austen being chosen this time around.
Bank of England governor Mark Carney justified this decision, saying, “Jane Austen certainly merits a place in the select group of historical figures to appear on our banknotes”.
He went on to say, “Her novels have an enduring and universal appeal and she is recognised as one of the greatest writers in English literature”.
Sometime later, there are also reportedly plans for the £20 note to follow the same pattern.