The Who’s Who of UK Banknotes
Published 15 January 2014
You look at them every day, but can you name all the historic figures that appear on your banknotes? Our infographic teaches you more.
You probably see them every day, but can you put names to the faces printed on your banknotes? These people are among the most important figures in British history – but many of us only recognise a couple of them.
For example, did you know that Elizabeth Fry (£5 note) led a campaign that helped to transform prisons? Or that Adam Smith (£20) helped revolutionise economics and is regarded by some as the first free-market capitalist?
We all know the importance of paying attention to our money, carefully budgeting and only spending what we can afford. However, it seems that despite all the attention we give to money management, we’re not very attentive when it comes to the actual cash in our wallets and the mini history lessons these notes contain.
We’ve rounded up all the icons currently appearing on UK banknotes in this infographic, so you can learn exactly whose face is on your cash.
thinkmoney, the bank account alternative, has rounded up all the icons currently appearing on UK banknotes in this infographic, so you can learn exactly whose face is on your cash.
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