BAME People Set to Feature on British Coins and Notes for the First Time

Chancellor Rishi Sunak is considering proposals by campaigners to have influential and inspiring black, Asian and minority (BAME) ethnic figures from throughout history to be featured on British coins and notes in order to be more inclusive, Treasury minister John Glen has announced.

Former conservative candidate Zehra Zaidi has been fighting for representation of BAME figures by running the Banknotes of Colour Campaign as a non-white person has never featured on British currency.

Rishi Sunak has asked the Royal Mint to come up with new designs honouring BAME people. The Royal Mint are now considering to include the first Indian and Gurkha soldiers who received the Victoria Cross, British Jamaican Crimean War nurse Mary Seacole and Noor Inayat Khan, a World War II agent and one of only four women to have received the George Cross, according to reports.


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