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50 Pound Sterling note


50 Pound Sterling note /new style/








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Description:
Size: 156 x 85 mm 


50 pound note new 50 pound note new reverse


The next new Series F banknote, the 50 pound note, entered circulation on 2 November 2011. It is the first Bank of England banknote to feature two Britons on the reverse – James Watt and Matthew Boulton. The new series F 50 pound notes are signed by Chris Salmon. The Boulton and Watt 50GBP banknote will initially circulate in tandem with the old-style 50 pound banknote featuring Sir John Houblon.


+Security Features:


50 Pound Sterling note new front 
50 Pound Sterling note new back


(1)Check he paper and raised print

50 new Pound Sterling note raised print


Banknotes are printed on special paper that gives them their unique feel. By running your finger across the front of the new-style 50 pound note you can feel raised print in areas such as the words ‘Bank of England’ and in the bottom right corner, around the number 50.


(2)Check the metallic thread


50 new Pound Sterling note metallic thread


There is a metallic thread embedded in every banknote. If you hold the new-style 50 pounds note up to the light the metallic thread will appear as a continuous dark line.


(3)Check the watermark.


50 new Pound Sterling note watermark


Hold the banknote up to the light and you will see the image of the Queen’s portrait together with a bright 50 and Pound symbol.


(4)Check the print quality.

50 new Pound Sterling note print quality

The printed lines and colours on the new-style fifty pound note are sharp, clear and free from smudges or blurred edges.


(5)Check microlettering

50 new Pound Sterling note microlettering


Using a magnifying glass, look closely at the lettering beneath the Queen’s portrait on the new-style 50 pound- you will see the value of the note written in small letters and numbers.


(6)Check the ultra-violet feature


50 new Pound Sterling note Check the ultra-violet feature


If you look at the front of  the new-style 50 pound note under a good quality ultra-violet light, the number 50 appears in bright red and green. The five windows of the motion thread also appear. Randomly spread bright red and green flecks are also visible on both the front and the back of the note. The remainder of the note appear dull in contrast.


(7)Check the motion thread

50 new Pound Sterling note motion thread


The motion thread on the new-style 50GBP note is woven into paper is woven into paper. It has five windows along his lenght which contain images of the pound symbol and the number of 50. When the note is tilted from side to side, the images move up and down. When the note is tilted up and down the images move from side to side and the number 50 and the symbol switch.


(8) Check the see-through register

Hold the note up to the light and you will see coloured irregular shapes printed on the front and back that combine to form the Pound symbol.



50 Pound Sterling new note see-through register



50 Pound Sterling note /old style/




50 old Pounds Sterling note obverse
50 old Pounds Sterling note reverse


Fifty pound banknote featuring Sir John Houblon, the first Governor of the Bank of England was introduced in 1994. The Bank of England announced that the 50 pound note carrying the portrait of Sir John Houblon, will be withdrawn from circulation on 30 April 2014.


+Security Features:



50 Pounds Sterling note old front 
50 Pounds Sterling note old back



(1)Check he paper and raised print

50 old Pounds Sterling note raised print


Banknotes are printed on special paper that gives them their unique feel. By running your finger across the front of the old-style 50 pound note you can feel raised print in areas such as the words ‘Bank of England’.


(2)Check the metallic thread


50 old Pounds Sterling note metallic thread


There is a metallic thread embedded in every banknote. This appears as silver dashes on the front of the old-style 50 pounds note. If you hold note up to the light the metallic thread will appear as a continuous dark line.


(3)Check the watermark.


50 old Pounds Sterling note watermark


Hold the banknote up to the light and you will see the image of the Queen’s portrait.


(4)Check the print quality.

50 old Pounds Sterling note print quality


The printed lines and colours on the old-style 50GBP note are sharp, clear and free from smudges or blurred edges.


(5)Check foil patch

50 old Pounds Sterling note foil patch


There is a foil patch on the front of the old-style 50 pounds note near the portrait of the Queen. This feature a reflective rose and medallion.





Sources:
http://www.bankofengland.co.uk
http://www.wikipedia.org


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