Bank of England £50 Polymer Update
The new £50 English polymer banknote is due to be released on June 23rd 2021 after a virtual public unveiling took place and will eventually take the place of our current £50 paper notes.
The choice of design for the Bank of England £50 polymer note has been created in celebration of the field of science and features Alan Turing, famous for his pioneering work in science and theoretical underpinnings for the modern computer. He was among the 12 finalists selected by public voting from a list of 989 eligible characters, before being chosen, before being chosen as the winner by the Governor of the Bank of England.
Scottish £50 Polymer Update
The new £50 Scottish polymer banknote is due to be released the 1st July 2021 after being unveiled to the public in April.
The choice of design for the Bank of Scotland £50 polymer note has been created in celebration of Scotland's rich culture and history, more specifically in the field of engineering. The front of the note will feature Scottish novelist and poet Sir Walter Scott and the other side will feature images of the majestic Kelpies, the Falkirk Wheel (a known Scottish landmark) and the poem 'Steam Barge' by national treasure William Muir. The new design is part of the bank's ongoing bridges series of notes.
The Royal Bank of Scotland has chosen Flora Stevenson to feature on their £50 polymer banknote to recognise the positive impact she had on Scottish society. The back of the new note will include a security feature the references the Victorian schoolyard by using an image of a "gird and cleek" - a classic 19th-century playground toy - which is only visible under UV light.
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