These are the 14 hidden features on the new £20 note which is released next week
The £20 note will go plastic free on Thursday, 20 February - but designers have packed the note with some new hidden featuresby Jasper King
Next Thursday, the Bank of England will be releasing its latest plastic note, as the new £20 is set to enter circulation.
And the designers have had a bit of fun hiding 14 features on it, in an attempt to stop forgers.
Launched at the Turner Contemporary art gallery in Margate, governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney said: "Our banknotes celebrate the UK's heritage, salute its culture, and testify to the achievements of its most notable individuals.
"The new £20 note celebrates Turner, his art and his legacy in all their radiant, colourful, evocative glory."
One of the people responsible for the new note revealed it also has a number of hidden attributes a week ahead of when it hits the streets.
Debbie Marriott is the chief designer of the banknote and her team added several hidden features for people to look out for.
"With the security features, we try to reference the character as much as we can to make it more interesting," she said.
"The more people look at the note, the less likely they will pass on counterfeits."
The Bank of England advises people to look for a second, smaller, security window in the corner of the note, tiny lettering under the portrait of the Queen among other details.
This is what you should be looking out for if you get one on Thursday:
- Turner’s self-portrait
- The Fighting Temeraire
- Quotes from Turner
- Turner’s signature
- The "Tintern Abbey" window
- The "Trafalgar Square fountain" window
- The purple foil Tate Britain with letter "T"
- "Royal Academy" printed in micro text
- An image of the Turner Contemporary art gallery
- A lighthouse from Margate
- The hologram of the Queen
- "£20 Bank of England" written twice around Queen’s hologram
- A 3D image of a crown
- Raised dots for blind and partially sighted people