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Bank of England issues Cleland signature notes

March 26, 2015 – With effect from 3 March 2015, the Bank of England is issuing into circulation £10, £20 and £50 notes bearing the signature of the current Chief Cashier, Victoria Cleland. These notes are the same design as those currently in circulation which bear the signature of Chris Salmon, the previous Chief Cashier, and of his predecessors Andrew Bailey and Merlyn Lowther. Cleland notes will circulate alongside the remaining Salmon, Bailey and Lowther notes, with the same status.

Victoria Cleland and the new Cleland £20 note. Photographer: James Oxley. © Bank of England.

Victoria Cleland and the new Cleland £20 note. Photographer: James Oxley. © Bank of England.

The first £5 notes bearing the signature of Victoria Cleland will be printed on polymer and introduced into circulation from the second half of 2016.

The new Cleland £20 note. Photographer: James Oxley. © Bank of England.

The new Cleland £20 note. Photographer: James Oxley. © Bank of England.

£10, £20 and £50 notes bearing Victoria Cleland’s signature are being made available to the cash industry since 3 March 2015 and are being dispensed from some ATMs and branch counters. Low serial numbered notes will not be available from the Bank’s counter.

To learn more about the UK banknotes go to the Bank of England website.

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