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New face for the £20

Posted on Fri, 29 April 2016 by Phil Mussell - General News, Banknote News

The "new face" of the £20 note is to be painter Joseph Mallard William Turner, depicted in front of one of his most famous pieces "The Fighting Temeraire". The note, pictured here, will go into circulation in 2020 and will be the first £20 made from polymer. Needless to say certain quarters have once again jumped on the "women on notes" bandwagon - we couldn't possibly comment...