This is the UK's new £20 note (well ok, a bit smaller than this).

Oxfordshire MP John Howell got a sneak preview of the Bank of England's latest release with chief cashier Sarah John this week.

The note, which the Bank of England says is it's 'most secure yet', has new features which make it harder than ever to counterfeit.

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On the front, a see-through window contains a two-colour foil in gold and blue, celebrating Margate where English artist JMW Turner drew inspiration for over 100 of his paintings.

It is the first Bank of England note to contain two see-through windows, with a small one in the bottom corner inspired by Tintern Abbey in Monmouthshire which Turner painted.

The note also has a hologram which changes from the word Twenty to Pounds when the note is tilted.

Mr Howell said: "I was delighted to be among the first to see the new note and learn more about its security features.

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"I would recommend that businesses in our area and anyone who regularly handles cash takes a look at the Bank of England’s website to find out how to check banknotes so that they know what to expect when the new note enters circulation."

The new note will be issued on February 20, and people in Oxfordshire will begin to see them in the following days and weeks as they are stocked in ATMS and tills.

Paper £20 notes, featuring Adam Smith, will remain legal tender.

These should be spent and accepted as usual, but will be gradually withdrawn as they are banked and notice will be given six months ahead of legal tender status being withdrawn.

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Bank of England chief cashier Sarah John said: "The new £20 is an important part of our commitment to providing banknotes that people can use with confidence.

"Our polymer notes are harder to counterfeit and, with the £20 being our most common note, this marks a big step forward in our fight against counterfeiting.

"I hope the public will look forward to spending their new Turner £20s."