The Bank of England on Tuesday unveiled the first banknotes featuring the image of Britain’s King Charles. The notes will enter circulation from mid-2024, gradually replacing those with Charles’ mother, Queen Elizabeth.
The 5, 10, 20 and 50 pound notes portray Charles on the front, as does the clear security window. Furthermore, the design has not been modified compared to the earlier variant.
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The banknotes with Queen Elizabeth, who has been depicted on them since 1960, will also remain legal tender, according to the bank. They are only taken out of circulation when they are worn out or damaged.
At the beginning of December, British post offices circulated the first official coins bearing Charles’ effigy. These will also circulate for the time being alongside the coins with the portrait of the queen, who died in September.