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The final design for the new Bank of England £5 note entering circulation on 13 September has been revealed.
The Bank says the thin and flexible plastic banknotes will be cleaner, more durable and harder to counterfeit than the current paper notes. It does admit that initially they may be prone to sticking together.
The Bank of England Governor, Mark Carney, has announced that J.M.W. Turner will appear on the next £20 banknote due to be issued by 2020.
At the announcement at the Turner Contemporary in Margate, the Governor also revealed the image of Turner that will be used on the note.
The Scottish author Nan Shepherd, who explored the Cairngorms in her classic text The Living Mountain, is to feature on the new RBS £5 note which will enter circulation later this year.
Shepherd was chosen by the Royal Bank of Scotland board after the scientist Mary Somerville was selected as the image for the Scottish £10 note by public vote. The new £5 note will enter circulation later this year, with the £10 to follow in 2017.

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