New polymer £20 featuring painter Turner enters circulation You'll soon no longer find Adam Smith in your wallet or purse. The economist has been replaced as the face of the £20 note by artist JMW Turner.

The Bank of England said the new polymer £20 - which enters circulation on Thursday - is its most secure ever banknote.

It includes two see-through windows and a two colour foil to help beat forgers.

The Bank reckons half of all ATMs across the UK to be dispensing the new notes in just two weeks' time.

The new £20 is the third plastic banknote to be issued in the UK after the fiver featuring Winston Churchill - launched in 2016 - and the tenner featuring Jane Austen, which was first issued in 2017.

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