13. 09. 2016
Since today the new 5-pounds banknotes appeared in circulation in Great Britain. Winston Churchill, one of the most popular British prime ministers, is depicted there. The special thing is that these banknotes are made of plastic. An active circulation of plastic money will begin from this banknote. These new plastic banknotes are stronger than their precursors. And they are smaller.
Next year British Government is planning of 10-pounds banknote emission.
Winston Churchill’s appearance on this banknote is not accidently. He is one of the most beloved governors in Great Britain. He was a great statesman, journalist, and writer. W. Churchill even won the Noble Prize in Literature in 1953.
According to the words of Mark Henry, the head of the Bank of Britain, English banknotes can tell the history of Great Britain. They preserve the great achievements of British people.