Sir Mervyn King
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Austen to replace Darwin on £10 note?

Author Jane Austen may replace Charles Darwin on the £10 note, outgoing governor of the Bank of England Sir Mervyn King has said.

Speaking at the end of his final appearance as governor, Sir Mervyn said the author was "quietly waiting in the wings".

But he said the final decision would be down to his successor Mark Carney.

In this video Sir Mervyn mistakenly refers to Dickens instead of Darwin - the current figurehead on the £10 note. The Charles Dickens £10 note was withdrawn in 2003.

  • 25 Jun 2013
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