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Beloved Author Jane Austen Will Feature On New British Banknote

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The Bank of England is going to issue a new £10 banknote, that will feature a portrait of beloved author Jane Austen—the release of this new note coincides with the 200th anniversary of Pride and Prejudice, one of Austen’s most famous works.

Appearing on the banknote is a great way to celebrate and honor one of the “most popular and widely read authors in the English language”—in addition to the portrait, other Austen-inspired details can also be seen on the banknote.


Jane Austen is only the third non-royal woman to be featured on British currency—watch the video below to find out why she was chosen, and learn more about the design of the new banknote.

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