As you know there’s no shortage of great authors celebrated on our coinage – from classic children’s authors like Beatrix Potter and Julia Donaldson, to Victorian greats like Charles Dickens and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle – there’s a big selection of coins to choose from!

And that’s where YOU come in.

I need your help in shortlisting the FIVE most popular British Isles coins that celebrate the works of authors who have transported us to Victorian Britain, the hundred acre wood and everywhere in between.

Take a look through the coins below and vote for your favourite in our poll!

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What's your favourite coin that celebrates a literary classic?

Did you know that there are ten £5 notes which are each worth £50,000?

Well, the key to working out if you have one in your change involves Jane Austen, Harry Kane and micro-engraver artist Graham Short.

… just watching this video could make you £50,000 richer!

Have you found one of the £5 notes, or do you know someone who has? Let us know in the comments below!

Today the UK’s new Polymer £10 Note will enter circulation. Just like the polymer £5 back last year, the new Polymer £10 Note is sure to create excitement across the UK as people get their hands on the new note for the first time, so here’s everything you need to know:

The new polymer banknote, which is 15% smaller than the current £10, features a portrait image of Jane Austen (commissioned by her nephew James Edward Austen Leigh in 1870), alongside the famous quotation from her novel Pride and Prejudice: ‘I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading!” 

It also incorporates enhanced security features, here are the ones to look out for:

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If you’re interested…

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The First Polymer £10 Banknote DateStamp Issue

Just 5,000 new UK Polymer £10 Notes have been reserved for a Limited Edition DateStamp™ issue.

First issues are always valued by collectors and by owning the Limited Edition DateStamp™ release you will be one of just 5,000 collectors able to forever mark the date the new £10 polymer banknote entered circulation.

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