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10 Oct 5:20am

New £20 note featuring JMW Turner revealed by the Bank of England

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Polymer banknote billed as ‘most secure yet’ against forgery enters circulation in February 2020 The governor of the Bank of England has unveiled the new £20 polymer banknote featuring the artist JMW Turner as the Bank continues its switch away from paper money. Mark Carney revealed the note’s design at Turner Contemporary gallery in Margate, which is named after the landscape painter. Turner, the first artist to feature on a British banknote, went to school in Margate and many of his paintings were of the local seascapes.
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