Friday, 26 April 2013

New £5 Note

Today at Chartwell in Kent, the former home of Sir Winston Churchill, the Governer of the Bank of England Sir Mervyn King unveiled a new £5 note featuring Sir Winston in bulldog form. The image is from a photo taken by Yousuf Karsh on 30 December 1941. The note shows a view of Westminster and the renamed Elizabeth Tower from the South Bank plus a background image of the Nobel Prize for literature, which Sir Winston was awarded in 1953. It is expected the new £5 note will be issued in 2016. Sir Mervyn hopes it will be called "a Winston" (CLICK). I think it's more likely to be named "a Winnie", his wartime nickname..

4 Comments:

At 27/4/13, Anonymous Andrea said...

At last a bank note that looks good. A great picture of one of Britain's and the world's finest elected leaders of all time. A great quotation. Let's hope there's a better picture of The Queen than the one we have at present.

 
At 28/4/13, Blogger Ian Cox said...

Hi, Andrea

Her Majesty isn't getting any younger. So don't hold up your hopes for a better banknote picture.

 
At 28/4/13, Anonymous Andrea said...

It doesn't matter that The Queen isn't getting any younger; the picture of her on the note we have right now isn't that flattering. There have been much better portraits of her and much better photographs of her. The hollogram you showed last year of her was great and should be used.

 
At 28/4/13, Blogger Ian Cox said...

For those who haven't seen it:
http://coxsoft.blogspot.co.uk/2008/03/holograph-of-queen.html

 

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