New £10 note release date: How to get a Jane Austen tenner TODAY

More than one billion new £10 notes have been printed ready for issue, with the first being released today.

The new tenner is made of polymer, the same plastic used int he Winston Churchill £5 note.

It features a raft of security innovations and is the first Bank of England note with a tactile feature to help the blind and partially-sighted.

On the reverse is a portrait of author Jane Austen, marking the 200th anniversary of her birth.

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Bank of England governor Mark Carney said: “The new £10 note celebrates Jane Austen's work. Austen's novels have a universal appeal and speak as powerfully today as they did when they were first published.

“The new £10 will be printed on polymer, making it safer, stronger and cleaner.

“The note will also include a new tactile feature on the £10 to help the visually impaired, ensuring the nation's money is as inclusive as possible.”

Most people will see the new £10 note appear in their wallets over the coming weeks, but those eager to be among the first can get their hands on one from today.

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How to get a new £10 note today

The first of the new notes will be available from the Bank of England headquarters on Threadneedle Street, London, when it opens at 9am.

Selected cash machines around England and Wales will also be stocked with the Jane Austen £10 from later today, including the following:

London

NoteMachine – Barry’s Food & Wine, 149 Hoxton Street Santander, 48 - 54 Moorgate Santander, 164-167 Tottenham Court Road Santander, 2 Triton Square Post Office, 26/28 The Broadway (Stratford) Barclays, 46-48 Regent Street HSBC, 165 Fleet Street Nationwide, 1 Threadneedle Street Natwest, 10 Southward Street Natwest, 1 Princes Street Lloyds, 33 Old Broad Street

Manchester

Notemachine – Lowry Outlet Mall, Salford Natwest, 1 Spinningfield Barclays, 17 St Anns Square

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Birmingham

HSBC, 130 New Street Natwest, Grand Central Lloyds, 36-38 New Street Barclays, 79-84 High

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