Dec. 19, 2016
Vegans might find it vile, but somebody seems to think the U.K.'s new fiver is "a bit of all right."
The polymer five-pound note released in September by the Bank of England has been nominated for the International Bank Note Society's Bank Note of the Year award, which an IBNS press release described as "an initiative of the IBNS to recognize an exceptional banknote issued each year."
To be considered for the award, notes must have been issued to the public (specimens and noncirculating currencies are ineligble) for the first time during the year of the award. Additionally, they must have artistic merit or innovative security features, and be in general circulation.
Tallow content is not mentioned as a disqualifier.
Once nominations have closed, the winner will be decided by a vote of the IBNS, which will consider the artistic merit, design, use of color, contrast, balance, and security features of each nomination, the release said.