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New Winston Churchill £5 Note Unveiled - But Who Do YOU Want To See On Your Money?

Winston Churchill, Jane Austen and JMW Turner are all set for a place.

02/06/2016 11:06 | Updated 02 June 2016
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The new polymer £5 note featuring Sir Winston Churchill

The full design of the new £5 banknote featuring Sir Winston Churchill has been unveiled today.

The new fiver will be issued in September, and in a break from the current paper notes it will be printed on polymer, a thin flexible plastic film, which is seen as more durable and more secure. 

The £5 note was revealed at Blenheim Palace, Sir Winston’s birthplace, by Bank of England Governor, Mark Carney. 

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Elizabeth Fry is set to be replaced by Winston Churchill on new bank notes

The current £5 note features prison reformer Elizabeth Fry and the announcement by the Bank of England in 2013 that she would be replaced with the former prime minister caused an outcry as it could have meant that, apart from the Queen, there would be no female faces on the UK’s notes.

But thousands signed a petition in protest and it was subsequently announced that novelist Jane Austen would be the face of the new £10 note from 2017.

In April, the Bank announced that artist JMW Turner will appear on the next £20 banknote, due to be issued by 2020.

But who do you want to see on your money? Have your say by upvoting and downvoting below...

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    The new polymer £5 note featuring Sir Winston Churchill, is unveiled at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire.
  • Joe Giddens/PA Wire
    The new polymer £5 note featuring Sir Winston Churchill, is unveiled at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire.
  • Joe Giddens/PA Wire
    Governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, unveils the full design of the new polymer £5 note featuring Sir Winston Churchill, at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire.
  • Joe Giddens/PA Wire
    The new polymer £5 note featuring Sir Winston Churchill, is unveiled at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire.
  • Joe Giddens/PA Wire
    The new polymer £5 note featuring Sir Winston Churchill, is unveiled at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire.
  • Joe Giddens/PA Wire
    Governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, unveils the full design of the new polymer £5 note featuring Sir Winston Churchill, at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire.
  • Joe Giddens/PA Wire
    The new polymer £5 note featuring Sir Winston Churchill, is unveiled at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire.
  • Joe Giddens/PA Wire
    The new polymer £5 note featuring Sir Winston Churchill, is unveiled at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire.
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