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Sir Winston Churchill on new £5 banknote design

  Check out the new £5 banknote design by Bank of England  featuring Churchill, Big Ben and the Nobel Prize for Literature.This new note will go into circulation in 2016.

The new note includes:

  • The Churchill 1940 quote from a famous speech: "I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat."
  • A view of Westminster and Big Ben from the South Bank of the River Thames in London
  • The clock face showing 3 pm (the time he made the speech)
  • A background image of the Nobel Prize for literature which Churchill was awarded in 1953.
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Announcing the newest design,Bank of England governor Sir Mervyn King said:

"Our banknotes acknowledge the life and work of great Britons. Sir Winston Churchill was a truly great British leader, orator and writer."

It will be the second time Churchill has appeared on British money, having previously been featured on the 1965 five shilling coin.


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