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20 British Pounds Banknote (2019)
20 British Pounds Banknote Design
The 20 British pound note front design features the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II (Queen of the United Kingdom and 15 other commonwealth realms), on a background with line pattern and replications number twenty in the lower right; at the center is an illustration of the Bank of England with Coat of Arms of England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland. Also completed with a window seal of the Queen’s portrait, a holographic seal of the Royal Crown, a stylized image of a lighthouse, and the Bank of England seal.
The reverse of the note shows the portrait of Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775 – 1851), who was an English Romantic painter, printmaker, and watercolorist, and whose self-portrait was painted around 1799 (display at Tate Britain), on a background that features The Fighting Temeraire, which is one of Turner’s most famous paintings. The design is completed with a window seal of the Queen’s portrait, a stylized image of a lighthouse, a holographic seal of a ship’s rudder, and the Bank of England seal. This note is part of the 2020 series, and also its color is purple and multicolor.
Text: Bank of England, I PROMISE TO PAY THE BEARER ON DEMAND THE SUM OF TWENTY POUNDS, Twenty Pounds, BLENHEIM, LONDON FOR THE GOVERNOR AND COMPANY OF THE BANK OF ENGLAND, CHIEF CASHIER, Light is, therefore, color, Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775 – 1851, £20.
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The pound sterling is the official currency of the United Kingdom, Jersey, England, the Isle of Man, Gibraltar, South Georgia and also the South Sandwich Islands, the British Antarctic Territory, and Tristan da Cunha.
The pound was a unit of account in Anglo-Saxon England, and its origins date back to the reign of King Offa of Mercia (757–796).
In 1694 founded the Bank of England. Printed the first banknote in denominations of £10 notes in 1759, followed by £5 in 1793 and also £1 and £2 in 1797.
In 1855, introduced a new series in denominations of £5, £10, £20, £50, £100, £200, £300, £500, and also £1000.
Already in more recent times, The Bank of England introduced a polymer banknote series in denominations of £5 in 2016, followed by £10 in 2017, £20 in 2020, and also £50 in 2021.
The Bank of England oversees the monetary policy of the pound sterling and regulates the amount of money in circulation.
British currency symbol
The currency code for Pounds is GBP, and the currency symbol is £.
|Country banknote denominations||
5, 10, 20, 50
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