In November 2015, fifty 5-pound notes bearing winning designs from a children’s competition will be auctioned to benefit the BBC Children in Need charity.
The new circulating 5-pound note won’t be introduced until the second half of 2015 and its design will be a modified version of the existing note (P124), which was originally issued in 2007. The new note is printed by De La Rue is said to be 125 x 65 mm, slightly smaller than the current 135 x 70 mm.
A new polymer 10-pound note is to be introduced in 2017.
Courtesy of Alex Alotin.