The old £10 note must be spent by March next year after the Bank of England revealed the date for when it will cease to be legal tender.
A use by date of March 1, 2018, has been slapped on £10 paper notes following the introduction of the plastic tenner on 14 September.
However, old notes can still be spent ahead of the cut-off date, or exchanged at the Bank once this point has passed.
The Bank introduced the paper £10 note featuring naturalist Charles Darwin on November 7, 2000. Around 55 per cent of the £10 notes in circulation are made from