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Winston Churchill by Yousuf Karsh on British Five Pound Note

Winston Churchill by Yousuf Karsh on British Bank Note

We are pleased to announce that the Bank of England chose Winston Churchill by Yousuf Karsh to appear on the front of its all-new polymer banknote.

Commenting on the choice, the Governor (of the Bank of England) said: “Our banknotes acknowledge the life and work of great Britons. Sir Winston Churchill was a truly great British leader, orator and writer. Above that, he remains a hero of the entire free world. His energy, courage, eloquence, wit and public service are an inspiration to us all. I am proud to announce that he will appear on our next banknote.”

Read more on the Bank of England’s website.

Winston Churchill by Yousuf Karsh.

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