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The E-Sylum:  Volume 10, Number 11, March 18, 2007, Article 22

BANK OF ENGLAND LAUNCHES REDESIGNED TWENTY-POUND BANKNOTE

According to a report in The Guardian, "The UK's most common banknote 
is set for a relaunch as newly-designed 20 notes hit the streets for 
the first time since 1999.

"The Bank of England's new note will bear the image of 18th century 
economist Adam Smith, renowned for his Wealth of Nations analysis on 
free markets. He is the first Scot to feature on a banknote.

"Customers at the cash machine will find the new 20 in a brighter 
purple colour to make it more recognisable, although it will be the 
same size as its predecessor.

"The new note will also feature a larger silver hologram and metallic 
thread recognition strip to combat fraudsters as well as a new 
security colour tag which shows up under ultra-violet light."

To read the complete article, see: Full Story

To view an image of the note in an earlier BBC news article, see: 
new 20 image

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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