The old £10 note will go out of circulation in March 2018

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The Bank of England warns if you still have any old £10 notes with Charles Darwin, better spend them before 1 March next year, otherwise, it'll transform into the souvenir.

The old note is being gradually withdrawn from circulation, and the new £10, which only entered circulation in September, already accounts for 55% of £10 notes now in use.

An important notice from the Bank of England: despite the circulation only new polymer tenner since 1st March 2018, the old note can still be exchanged by the Bank after the cut-off date.

They also have an inscription in raised dots that helps blind and partially-sighted users to identify them.

The new £10 is made from a high tech polymer and features an image of the famous author Jane Austen, alongside a quote from her most famous work, Pride and Prejudice.

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The foil image over the see-through window is Winchester Cathedral, where Austen was buried in 1817.

The old style £10 notes must be spent by that date next year, the Bank of England has confirmed.

Around 55 per cent of £10 notes now in circulation are the polymer version, while the remaining 359 million are paper "old style" notes.

The Bank of England said 55% of £10 notes in circulation were the new plastic notes as of 3 October and that there were still 359 million of the old tenners in circulation.

In Scotland, polymer notes have been in circulation since 2015, while the first plastic notes were issued in Northern Ireland in 1999.

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