The new-style £50 note, featuring the renowned 18th century business partnership of entrepreneur Matthew Boulton and engineer James Watt, enters circulation on 2 November 2011.
It will be the first time two portraits have appeared together on the reverse of a Bank of England banknote.
A range of new and enhanced security features have been incorporated into the design of the Boulton and Watt £50 banknote. Full details of these will be revealed when the new banknote is introduced into circulation.
The current £50 note featuring Sir John Houblon will remain in circulation and can be used normally. A date for the withdrawal of the Houblon will be announced in due course.
Images of the new-style £50 note and free publicity materials giving full details of the new note are available and can be ordered by calling 020 7601 4878 or by completing the online order form available at: www.bankofengland.co.uk/banknotes
This banknote will be the first in circulation to be signed by Chris Salmon, who was appointed as the Bank's Chief Cashier in April 2011.
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