Ain't they nice? They feature Scottish economist Adam Smith, and the "old" ones, featuring Edward Elgar will come out of circulation in 2 - 3 years. The new notes are brighter, they are cleaner, smoother... it's a shame to spend them!! Now, we just need some new £5 notes!! The £10 ain't too terrible but the £5 ones are in AWFUL condition, well, the ones I receive are. The ones I get are delicate. The shop assistants see me coming.