2015 Great Britain £5 Polymer Banknote “Winston Churchill”
The first polymer banknote ever printed issued in Great Britain!
In 2016, the Bank of England released Great Britain’s first ever polymer banknote. The £5 note featuring an image of Winston Churchill forms part of the Bank’s switch to polymer banknotes, which will end 320 years of paper money.
The Bank of England unveiled the concept design for the note in late December 2013. A head and shoulder portrait of Churchill, complete with bow tie, is depicted on the right side of the back of the note. In addition to the portrait, the back design shows a view of the Palace of Westminster and the Elizabeth Tower from the south bank of the Thames River looking across Westminster Bridge. The Elizabeth clock tower may be better known by the name of its main bell, “Big Ben.”
According to the bank, the image of the Elizabeth Tower shows the hands of the Great Clock at 3 o’clock — the approximate time on May 13, 1940, when Churchill declared in a speech to the House of Commons: “I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.” This text is be printed beneath the portrait.
* The first polymer banknote ever issued for Great Britain!
* Features a portrait of Winston Churchill on the reverse.
* The 2015 Great Britain £5 Polymer note is extremely hard to find in high grade!
The obverse of the bill features a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II along with the denomination and the note’s security features.
The reverse includes a head and shoulder portrait of Churchill alongside a view of the Palace of Westminster and the Elizabeth Tower from the south bank of the Thames River looking across Westminster Bridge.
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