A redesigned 10-pound note with early 19th-century novelist Jane Austen was issued on September 14, 2017.  The decision to replace Darwin with Austen followed a campaign to have a woman on the back of a Bank of England banknote when it was announced that the only woman seen on the back of a note – prison reformer Elizabeth Fry on the £5 note – was to be replaced by Winston Churchill.   Like the 5-pound note with Churchill, the new 10-pound note is made of polymer and not cotton paper.   In 2011, the Bank of England announced its intention to start introducing a new set of banknotes to become the G Series. Like other banks in Northern Ireland, the Bank of Ireland retains its rights to issue banknotes prior to partition; While Bank of Ireland is headquartered in Dublin, it issues bonds in pounds sterling in the United Kingdom. Despite its name, the Bank of Ireland is not and was not a central bank; It is a retail bank. Its sterling banknotes should not be confused with the old Irish pound banknotes used in the Republic of Ireland before the introduction of the euro in 2001. LONDON, SEPT 8 (Reuters) – The Bank of England said its banknotes bearing the image of Queen Elizabeth remained legal tender after the monarch`s death on Thursday. During the public debate that preceded the referendum on Scottish independence in 2014, the question of the future Scottish currency was discussed. While the SNP advocated a monetary union between an independent Scotland and the rest of the UK, the UK Treasury issued a statement in April 2013 stating that the current relationship with the Bank of England could be changed after independence, so that Scottish banks could lose the ability to issue banknotes, which are covered by funds from the Bank of England.    Elizabeth ascended the throne in 1952, but did not appear on banknotes during her first eight years as queen. You may have heard someone in a store say, “But it`s legal tender!” Most people think this means that the store has to accept the payment form.
But this is not the case. Banknotes issued by commercial banks in Scotland and Northern Ireland must be deposited book by pound by Bank of England banknotes. To this end, high face value banknotes were used for £1 million (“Giants”) and £100 million (“Titans”).  They were only used inside the bank and were never seen in circulation.  They were based on a much older model of the banknote and have sizes A5 and A4 respectively.  However, the need for these significant debt instruments was rendered superfluous by section 217(2)(c) of the Bank Act, 2009. Consumers are vying to exchange their old paper tickets for new plastic versions, just over two weeks before they become legal tender by the end of September. As the shortage of gold affected the money supply, the powers of banks to issue banknotes were gradually restricted by various Acts of Parliament until the Bank Charter Act of 1844 gave the Central Bank of England exclusive power to issue banknotes. Under the law, no new banks were allowed to start issuing banknotes; and banknote-issuing banks have gradually disappeared due to mergers and closures.
The last private English banknotes were issued in 1921 by Fox, Fowler and Company, a Somerset bank.  With the passage of the Bank Notes Act of 1833, the Bank of England was first given “legal tender” status in England and Wales, thereby ensuring the value of the Bank`s banknotes and ensuring public confidence in banknotes in times of crisis or war.  The Currency and Banknotes Act 1954 extended the definition of legal tender to 10/ – and £1 banknotes; Unlike the 1833 Act, this Act also applied to Scotland, meaning that BOE banknotes were classified as legal tender under £5. Due to inflation, the Bank of England`s 10/ note was withdrawn in 1969 and £1-1 was withdrawn from circulation in 1988, leaving a legal oddity in Scottish law that there is no longer any legal tender paper in Scotland.  (Scottish notes were not included in the Acts of 1833 or 1954.) In Antigua and Barbuda, leaders plan to hold referendums on the official removal of the monarchy in the coming years. Whether they continue to spread the image of the Queen in their currency probably depends on whether they remain members of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank. Many former outposts of the British Empire have participated in a public awareness of the legacies of colonialism, and part of that dialogue is how they represent members of the British royal family as legal tender. Elizabeth II. was not the first British monarch to have his face on British banknotes. George II, George III and George IV appeared on the first banknotes of the Royal Bank of Scotland and George V appeared on £10 and £1 notes issued by the British Treasury between 1914 and 1928. However, prior to the issuance of its Series C notes in 1960, Bank of England banknotes generally did not represent the monarch. Today, banknotes issued by Scottish and Northern Irish banks do not show the monarch.