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King Charles notes are used in Great Britain – the second monarch to have his face on pound notes – foreign – svenska.yle.fi

King Charles notes are used in Great Britain – the second monarch to have his face on pound notes – foreign – svenska.yle.fi

The British pound note has a new look. The new banknotes are now printed with the portrait of King Charles III.

In Great Britain, you can now pay with banknotes bearing the face of King Charles III. 5, 10, 20 and 50 pound notes have the King's portrait printed on them.

New banknotes are gradually being introduced, and old banknotes bearing the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II are still payable. Worn and torn notes are converted into King Charles notes.

The idea is to make the transition to new currency notes cost-effective, both economically and environmentally.

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The £5, £10, £20 and £50 notes have a new look.

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“This is a historic moment because it's the first time we've replaced the monarch on our banknotes,” Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey said. Press release.

Queen Elizabeth II was the first monarch of Great Britain to have her portrait printed on pound notes. His banknotes came into use in 1960. The son, King Charles III, became the second monarch to see his face on a banknote.

£20 notes with portrait of Queen Elizabeth.
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This is what old £20 notes with a portrait of Queen Elizabeth look like.

Image: Stella Pictures/DTP/Apaca Press

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