Speaking at Winchester Cathedral, the resting place of Jane Austen, the Governor said: "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".
The 10-pound note will be made of the same material as the recently released 5-pound note, which means it also contains some animal fat.
It has cost the bank £46million to print the £5 note and £24 million to print the £10 note.
The polymer bill, worth about S$17.80 at current exchange rates, will join the £5 polymer note featuring former prime minister Winston Churchill, which was introduced a year ago. At first glance, that reads as a perfectly appropriate inscription for this particular banknote, but alas, as The Guardian notes, the quote is actually attributed to Pride And Prejudice character Caroline Bingley, who didn't care for reading.
Victoria Cleland, the Bank's Chief Cashier, said: "The new £10 note marks the next exciting step in our introduction of cleaner, safer, stronger polymer banknotes, and I am grateful to the cash industry for their work towards a smooth transition".
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Carney unveiled the new tender on July 18, 2017, a day that marks the 200th anniversary of the Pride & Prejudice author's death. According to BBC News, the new note will also have features to help visually impaired people. Or-and we're just spitballing here-Jane Austen?
However, Carney said the quote carries the spirit of what Austen wrote and believed.
The new note received mixed responses from Twitterati.
Jane Austen is one of the world's most celebrated authors, and is credited with having written 14 books before her death in 1817.
Those holding the current 10-pound note, which features Charles Darwin, have only until the spring 2018 before they are withdrawn. "Austen's novels have a universal appeal and speak as powerfully today as they did when they were first published", he added.
The appearance of Austen comes after the image of wartime leader Winston Churchill was chosen for the polymer five-pound note. The bills used a tallow, or hard, fatty substance usually made from rendered meat, as part of their base.