New Five Pound - Note

Introducing The New Fiver
from: Bank of England


New Fiver Pound

New Five Pound - Note



Cleaner
Polymer notes are also better for the environment. This is because they last longer and so we have to print fewer notes, which means less energy is used in manufacturing and cash transportation. When a polymer note has reached the end of its life it will be recycled into new plastic products.

Safer
The New Fiver has a number of security features which make it even harder to counterfeit. These include the see-through window and the foil Elizabeth Tower which is gold on the front of the note and silver on the back. Only a tiny proportion of notes are counterfeit - 0.0075% in 2015 – but we want to stay one step ahead of the counterfeiters and these new security features help us do this.

Stronger
Each new polymer note is expected to last at least 2.5 times longer than the current paper notes. This is because polymer is stronger than paper so the notes can better withstand being repeatedly folded into wallets or scrunched up into pockets.


Undefined