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Bank of England's 20 Pound Note

Nominated by Christopher Nield, IBNS Member 9638

 
NoteUnited Kingdom B205 (PNL): 20 pounds (US$26)
Predominant Colour(s)Violet
FrontEnglish text; Bank of England seal; Queen Elizabeth II; coronation crown; Margate lighthouse; coats of arms; Queen Elizabeth II; Tintern Abbey window
BackEnglish text; Turner’s painting, “The Fighting Temeraire;” self-portrait of Joseph Mallord William Turner; Turner’s signature from his will
Watermark (shadow image)None
Additional SecurityKurz’s Kinegram Colors holographic stripe
PrinterDe La Rue
Size139 x 73 mm Polymer (Guardian and Safeguard)
Introduced21/02/2020
Information provided courtesy of The Banknote Book