A history of the £10 note…

The withdrawal date for the current paper £10 note is in less than one week’s time on Thursday 1st March.

The paper ‘Series E’ note has been in circulation, in some form, for the past 26 years. So, I thought it would be interesting to take a look back at the history of the £10 note and our journey begins 259 years ago in 1759…

 

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In a recent poll conducted on our Facebook page, 40% of you said that you still have paper £10 notes. Although you can still exchange them at the Bank of England after the cut-off date, I would suggest exchanging them before the withdrawal date.

Some retailers, banks and building societies may still accept these notes; however this is at their discretion. To save yourself any potential hassle, once you’ve added one to your collection, go and spend or swap your notes at the bank.


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  1. Margaret Steele on March 2, 2018 at 12:32 pm

    Can I still put the paper £10 notes into my bank account are they still worth the £10 value ?



    • Luke Hearn on March 2, 2018 at 12:55 pm

      Hi Margaret, strictly speaking they are no longer legal tender, however you can exchange them for a polymer £10 note at most high street banks. Thanks Luke