The new £50 entered circulation today, featuring Sir Walter Scott and the Falkirk Wheel. The £50 is a continuation of the Bank of Scotland's Bridges series, which began in 2016 with the £5.
“Bank of Scotland has issued bank notes showcasing our country’s rich history for more than 320 years. Our new £50 note, with its images of the majestic Kelpies, the Falkirk Wheel and a poem by William Muir, celebrates the greatness of Scottish culture and engineering achievement. I am very proud to be a signatory on the note, in my role as Treasurer of Bank of Scotland.”
The new £50 banknote is predominantly red, changing colour from the green paper £50. The design shows the Kelpie horses located in Falkirk, behind the image of the Falkirk Wheel. The banknotes were designed and printed by De La Rue on SAFEGUARD® substrate and contain a secure window with a holographic foil stripe. The hologram depicts the “Prosperity” statue below the Bank of Scotland headquarters on the Mound with a thistle motif in the background. The banknote is enhanced with additional security features such as GEMINI™ and ROTATE™. As with the £10 and £20 notes, the £50 will have a tactile emboss feature for the visually impaired.
Ruth Euling, Executive Director and Managing Director, Currency said "Congratulations to the Bank of Scotland on the launch of this remarkable banknote. It has been a pleasure and a privilege to work with the Bank of Scotland on their transition to a new series."
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