Bank of Ireland UK will be releasing new £5 and £10 notes in February. These would be the first polymer notes to be circulated in North Ireland. Bank of Ireland has a history of issuing banknotes for the last 200 years and the latest notes would be cleaner, more durable and more secure.
The new £10 note would be the first note of Ireland to include four raised dots forming a square, so that visually impaired persons can easily identify the denomination. A clear window can be seen from the obverse and reverse. A shiny portion of the clear window comes with an ink that changes colour upon tilting. The new notes will continue to depict the Old Bushmills Distillery in Co Antrim.
Bank of Ireland has plans to issue a new £20 banknote in 2020. Danske Bank might also introduce a new polymer £10 note in the North next February. The Northern Bank was the first bank in the UK to issue a polymer note in December 1999 to celebrate the new millennium. The Northern Bank was later acquired by Danske.
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