The new £20 – key security features


The new Bank of England polymer £20 note,
issued on the 20th February 2020. The new note is printed on polymer, like the current £5 and £10 notes. This film will run through a number of key
security features. You can check these features
to ensure notes are genuine. There is a large see-through window on the note. A clearly defined portrait of the Queen
is printed on the window with the words ‘£20 Bank of England’
printed twice around the edge. A finely detailed metallic image of the Margate Lighthouse and Turner Contemporary is positioned over the window. The foil is blue and gold on the front of the note… …and silver on the back. A second, smaller see-through window
is in the bottom corner of the note. Below the large see-through window on the front of the note, there is a silver foil patch containing a hologram. When you tilt the note from side to side, the
words change between ‘Twenty’ and ‘Pounds’. A 3D image of the coronation crown appears
above the see-through window. On the back of the note, directly behind
the silver crown on the front, there is a round, purple foil patch
that contains the letter ‘T’. On the front of the note, you can feel raised print. For example, on the words ‘Bank of England’ and in the bottom right corner, over the smaller window. The printed lines and colours on the note
are sharp, clear and free from smudges
or blurred edges. When using a magnifying glass,
you will see the value of the note written in small letters and numbers
below the Queen’s portrait. If you look at the front of the note under ultraviolet light,
the number ’20’ appears in bright red and green. While not a security feature, there is a tactile feature to help blind and partially sighted people
identify the value of the note. On the front of the note, which is the side
with raised print, there are three clusters of raised dots
in the top left-hand corner. The new £20 note

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