New £20 note enters circulation today

26 Février, 2020, 18:27 | Auteur: Therese Cote
  • JMW Turner’s much-loved The Fighting Temeraire will come to life on the new £20 note

All you need is the new £20 note, Snapchat installed on a smartphone and the Snapcode below and you can see Turner's The Fighting Temeraire and his self-portrait come to life on the new currency using augmented reality.

The Bank is creating its first series of notes made from polymer, a thin and flexible plastic material which is said to be more durable than paper notes. Turner's signature from his will, by which he bequeathed a lot of his art work to the country.

Its size was 149mm by 80mm - so it was smaller than the Shakespeare £20 note.

This £20 note was first mentioned back in April 2016 when Romantic painter JMW Turner was announced as the face of it. The form of the huge window is in response to the form of the fountains in Trafalgar Square. A pink foil patch containing the letter "T" and in response to the staircase at Tate Britain. That's the same as 141 buses.

The banknotes are set to take over the current £20 notes, however they will still be legal lender until further notice. It is larger than both the £10 and £5 notes.

JMW Turner’s much-loved The Fighting Temeraire will come to life on the new £20 note from today thanks to a new AR lens by Snapchat in partnership with The National and Bank of England. The new £20 note is currently on display in front of
The £20 Lens will bring Turner’s painting on the new banknote to life

David Clarke, RNIB director of services and products, mentioned: "Handling money can ceaselessly be a problem in case you are blind or in part sighted, as a result of it may be tricky to inform the adaptation between the other notes and cash". According to the Financial Inclusion Commission, an independent campaigning body made up of parliamentarians and experts, almost two million people in Britain don't have a bank account, and thus, they need notes and coins to run their households and lives.

Campaigners have called for Chancellor Rishi Sunak to save banknotes and coins for the millions of people who still use it for paying for vital goods and services, such as utility and council bills.

There are over 2 billion paper £20 notes now in circulation and the Bank of England reported that it will provide six months' notice ahead of its withdrawing the paper note from legal tender status.

A polymer 50-pound be aware showcasing codebreaker and laptop or computer scientist Alan Turing is because of to enter circulation upcoming calendar year.

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