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Jane Austen gets featured on British pound

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Published Jul 18, 2017, 8:36 pm IST
Updated Jul 18, 2017, 8:40 pm IST
Printed on polymer, the new note attempts at promoting awareness of United Kingdom's history.
The Governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney poses with the new 10 pound note featuring the image of Jane Austen, during the unveiling ceremony, at Winchester Cathedral, in Winchester, England, Tuesday July 18, 2017. Two hundred years to the day since Jane Austen was laid to rest at Winchester’s grand cathedral, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney has unveiled a new 10-pound note that features one of Britain’s most-loved authors. (Steve Parsons/PA via AP)
 The Governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney poses with the new 10 pound note featuring the image of Jane Austen, during the unveiling ceremony, at Winchester Cathedral, in Winchester, England, Tuesday July 18, 2017. Two hundred years to the day since Jane Austen was laid to rest at Winchester’s grand cathedral, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney has unveiled a new 10-pound note that features one of Britain’s most-loved authors. (Steve Parsons/PA via AP)

London: The Bank of England's governor has unveiled a new 10-pound note featuring Jane Austen at one of England's grandest cathedrals, 200 years to the day since one of Britain's most-loved novelists was laid to rest there.

Speaking at Winchester Cathedral in southern England on Tuesday, Mark Carney said banknotes "serve as repositories of the country's collective memory, promoting awareness of the United Kingdom's glorious history and highlighting the contributions of its greatest citizens."

 

The new 10-pound note, which is due to go into circulation on Sept. 14, is the bank's latest effort to make its notes more secure. It's printed on polymer, just like the recently re-launched 5-pound note, which features Winston Churchill.
Austen, who died aged 41, is the author of "Sense and Sensibility" and "Pride and Prejudice."

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