Bank of England onthult nieuwe biljetten met Koning Charles III
December 20, 2022 - Following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, the Bank of England has unveiled new polymer banknotes featuring King Charles III.
The Bank of England has unveiled four new polymer King Charles III banknotes that will enter circulation in mid-2024, and gradually replace those that feature late Queen Elizabeth II, who first appeared on paper money in 1960.
All polymer banknotes carrying a portrait of the late Queen will remain legal tender, and will only be replaced by banknotes depicting King Charles III when they are worn out and need to be withdrawn – meaning notes featuring Queen Elizabeth II and King Charles III will both be legal tender.
There are nearly 5 billion Bank of England notes in circulation – worth around £82 billion ($100 billion).
The reverse side of the new banknotes will continue to feature former Prime Minister Winston Churchill (£5), author Jane Austen (£10), painter JMW Turner (£20) and mathematician Alan Turing (£50).