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Jane Austen to Grace the 10-Pound Note

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The Bank of England this week released a mock-up of the newly designed 10-pound note featuring Jane Austen. The bank received criticism when it announced it would replace 19th-century social reformer Elizabeth Fry –– the only woman besides the Queen featured on British currency –– with Prime Minister Winston Churchill on the five-pound note. "Jane Austen certainly merits a place in the select group of historical figures to appear on our banknotes," says the bank's new governor Mark Carney.

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