14 hidden features on the new £20 note getting released next week

On Thursday the Bank of England is releasing its latest plastic note, as the new £20 enters circulation.

And, in an effort to stop forgers as well as in a spirit of fun, the note's designers hid 14 features on it.

Launched at the Turner Contemporary art gallery in Margate, Bank governor 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."

It also has a number of hidden attributes – one of the people responsible for the new note revealed, a week ahead of it hitting the streets.



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Chief designer of the banknote, Debbie Marriott, told  The Telegraph her team added several hidden features for fans of the painter to look 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

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