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第246期(2017/07/27出刊)

珍.奧斯汀逝世200周年 英國發新鈔紀念

 On the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's death, July 18, the Bank of England unveiled a new 10-pound (NTD 395) note featuring the image of the great author and the quote, "I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading!" The new notes, made of plastic instead of paper, will go into circulation on September 14. The new tenner (the nickname for the note) includes anti-counterfeiting and new tactile features to assist the visually impaired.
 Austen, whose novels include "Pride and Prejudice," ''Emma" and "Sense and Sensibility," is considered one of the most revered English authors. Apart from Queen Elizabeth II, she is only the third woman to appear on a modern-day British bank note, after nursing founder Florence Nightingale and social reformer Elizabeth Fry.
 "Our banknotes serve as repositories of the country's collective memory, promoting awareness of the United Kingdom's glorious history and highlighting the contributions of its greatest citizens," said Bank of England Governor Mark Carney.
 The new plastic note is noteworthy for its resiliency: The bills are expected to last 2.5 times longer than their paper counterparts. A plastic 20-pound note, featuring artist J.M.W. Turner, is planned for 2020.

 7 月18 日是珍.奧斯汀逝世200 周年,英格蘭銀行公布了10英鎊新 鈔(約新臺幣395元),上面有這名 偉大的文學家肖像和一句經典對白 :「我說呀,什麼樣的娛樂都比不 上讀書的樂趣!」新鈔是塑膠鈔票 而非紙鈔,預計9月14 日開始流通 。這張10英鎊新鈔(tenner 是10 英 鎊紙鈔的暱稱)包括防偽設計,以 及協助視障者辨識的點字功能。
 奧斯汀的小說作品包括《傲慢與 偏見》、《愛瑪》、《理性與感性》 等,是英國最受愛戴的文學家之一 。除了女王伊莉莎白二世,她是第 三位出現在英國現代鈔票上的女性 ,另外兩位是護理學奠基者南丁格 爾與社會改革推手佛萊。
 英格蘭銀行總裁卡尼說:「我們 的鈔票設計代表了這個國家的集體 記憶,讓大家了解聯合王國光榮歷 史,並彰顯偉大公民的貢獻。」
 10英鎊塑膠鈔的特色是更耐用, 使用壽命預期比舊紙鈔長2.5 倍。 20 英鎊的塑膠鈔票預計在2020 年 上路,上面的人物是畫家透納。

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