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Houblon £50 Note - Security Features

Security Features  |  Design Features

This £50 note featuring Sir John Houblon on the reverse will be withdrawn from cirulation on 30 April 2014. For more information see the withdrawal of the Houblon £50 note page.

£50 - Front £50 - Back

Feel of the paperFeel of the paper - banknotes are printed on special paper that gives them their unique feel.
Raised PrintRaised print - by running your finger across the front of the Houblon £50 note you can feel raised print in areas such as the words 'Bank of England'.
Metallic ThreadMetallic thread - there is a metallic thread embedded in every banknote. This appears as silver dashes on the front of the Houblon £50 note. If you hold the note up to the light the metallic thread will appear as a continuous dark line.
WatermarkWatermark - hold the Houblon £50 note up to the light and you will see an image of the Queen's portrait.
Print Quality - The printed lines and colours on the Houblon £50 note are sharp, clear and free from smudges or blurred edges.

Foil PatchFoil patch - there is a foil patch on the front of the Houblon £50 note near the portrait of the Queen. This features a reflective rose and medallion.

 

 

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Key Resources

Withdrawal of the Houblon £50 note - A4 Poster (English) (4.2MB)
  

Withdrawal of the Houblon £50 note - A4 Poster (Cymraeg) (4.2MB)

"take a closer look" Booklet - English (7.4MB)
An easy to follow guide about the security features on all current banknotes.

"take a closer look" Booklet - Cymraeg (5.9MB)
An easy to follow guide about the security features on all current banknotes.