Final Day of the Old £10 NotePosted on the 2nd March 2018
The Bank of England paper £10 notes featuring Charles Darwin are being accepted in shops for a final day (Friday 2nd March) before being officially withdrawn. These old Charles Darwin paper notes have now been replaced by the Jane Austin polymer note. After this coming Friday, Maidenhead Aquatics like the majority of other retails will no longer accept these notes and we suggest that you deposit them into your bank. Officially, any bank, building society or retailer is within their rights to refuse an old paper £10 note from Friday. Only the Bank of England in London will accept them without question in the future. However a large number of banks have said they will accept the notes featuring Charles Darwin from their own customers as they have been put under pressure from business federations, the idea being that final 211 million estimated notes still in circulation are returned.
British currency is also changing as a new series of 10p coin designs have now started to enter circulation. A total of 2.6 million coins have been struck, each of which will have one of 26 designs aimed at celebrating British life. There is a design for each letter of the alphabet, from the Angel of the North to the Zebra Crossing, including fish and chips, the Loch Ness Monster and James Bond among others.
To find out more on this inserting topic and learn facts about the new and old £10 note, please read about it on the linked BBC news article: http://bbc.in/2F1HswB