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Jane Austen Is the New Face of the £10 Note

Tasbeeh Herwees

People were outraged when they heard that the Bank of England was considering replacing Elizabeth Fry, the only female historical figure on a banknote, with Winston Churchill the £5 note. The Bank of England decided to compromise, switching out Chales Darwin with Jane Austen on the ten-pounder. The new note should be in circulation by 2016.

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  • Alessandra Rizzotti

    Sweet. All literary figures should be put on money, considering they probably didn't get a lot of it when they were living.