Today, the new polymer £20 note featuring artist JMW Turner has entered circulation for the first time. The new note will start appearing in ATMs and tills throughout the country and we expect half of all ATMs across the UK to be dispensing polymer £20s two weeks after issue.
The polymer £20 is the most secure Bank of England banknote yet. It includes two see-through windows and a two colour foil which make it very difficult to counterfeit. The note will join the Churchill £5 and the Austen £10 in the first series of polymer notes. A new polymer £50 featuring Alan Turing will be issued next year.