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King Charles banknotes out

Although new banknotes with King Charles III’s picture on them are currently in circulation, it might take some time before they are frequently found in wallets and purses.

When demand rises, fresh Bank of England notes will be printed to gradually replace any damaged ones.
Queen Elizabeth II debuted on these notes in 1960, making the King the second monarch to do so.

Customers may still use the current £5, £10, £20, and £50 notes featuring the late Queen’s portrait.

Current polymer Bank of England banknotes still have the same image on the back, which has Sir Winston Churchill, Jane Austen, JMW Turner, and Alan Turing in increasing order. Not the king, but other images are included on notes produced in Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Due to the lengthy lead-in time, automatic currency acceptor equipment were able to be modified to recognize the new designs when the first new banknotes were manufactured last year. The image used to create the King’s portrait was shot in 2013.

King Charles banknotes enter circulation

The BBC was granted unique access to the extremely secure location where the notes are being created in April of last year.

Following the custom of the monarch receiving the first issuance of new banknotes, the King received a whole set with the lowest serial numbers a year later.

Banknotes that closely resemble the 00001 serial number are sought after by collectors.

Although the King is shown on banknotes, currency might be vanishing from our daily existence.

“This is a historic moment, as it’s the first time we’ve changed the sovereign on our notes,” said Bank of England governor, Andrew Bailey.
“We know that cash is important for many people, and we are committed to providing banknotes for as long as the public demand them.”

But a survey for Link, the UK’s cash access and ATM network, found that nearly half (48%) of those asked said they expected a cashless society during their lifetime.

However, the same proportion said this would be problematic, and 71% of those surveyed said they still had some level of everyday reliance on cash.
Yet figures from consumer association Which? found that 6,000 bank branches had closed in the last nine years, leaving many places with none at all and limited access to cash.

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