The Bank of England chose Winston Churchill by Yousuf Karsh to appear on the front of its all-new polymer banknote, which is now in circulation across the United Kingdom.
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.”