Excited people post photos of first Jane Austen £10 notes

If you would like to get your hands on the new Jane Austen £10 note with an AA01 serial number, then you could be in with a chance if you're quick.

Today marks the day the tender comes into circulation but the Bank of England has revealed only 32 cash points nationwide will be stocking the new notes. 

If you live in London you're in luck, with twelve ATMs filled with the new stock.  

The Bank of England expects that the new notes should be available at the following ATM locations today, although they cannot guarantee from what time

The Bank of England expects that the new notes should be available at the following ATM locations today, although they cannot guarantee from what time

While the Queen gets the first note, with its AA01 000001 serial number, but race will be on for collectors hoping to get their hands on others beginning with AA01

While the Queen gets the first note, with its AA01 000001 serial number, but race will be on for collectors hoping to get their hands on others beginning with AA01

New tenner: Today, those eager to get their hands on the notes will be able to get their hands on them

While the Queen gets the first note, with its AA01 000001 serial number, but race will be on for collectors hoping to get their hands on others beginning with AA01.

Die hard fans of treasured author will also be on the look out for numbers which bear significant to Austen.

These include her date of birth (16 12 1775) and her death (18 07 1817). 

The Bank of England has printed just over a billion to replace the paper Charles Darwin notes which will be withdrawn by next spring. 

The plastic notes contain the same levels of animal fat as the modernised £5 notes which came into circulation last September.

Vegans protested last year against the ingredients while the Bank of England said it was low level.  

Today's arrival of the new tenner marks a huge victim for feminist campaigner Caroline Criado-Perez who was targeted online while fighting for Austen's portrait to be featured on the notes. 

The notes mark the 200th anniversary of the author's death. Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said yesterday: 'The new £10 note celebrates Jane Austen's work.'

As well as being the only note to have an image of a woman other than the Queen, the tenner is the first to have raised dots to let the blind and visually impaired identify it. It has a security hologram of the word 'ten', which changes to 'pounds' when tilted.

Last year we revealed how new £5 notes, featuring Winston Churchill, with serial numbers starting with AA01 were trading hands on online marketplaces such as eBay for large sums shortly afterwards.

It helped create huge interest in collecting coins and notes.

As a result, a number of eager collectors may be looking to get their hands on crisp new £10 notes with low serial numbers today.

The Bank of England expects the new notes will be available at a number different cash machines from today and can exchange them at its Threadneedle Street counter

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