Know Your Banknotes
The £50 note featuring Sir John Houblon on the reverse will be withdrawn from circulation on 30 April 2014. For more information see the withdrawal of the Houblon £50 note page.
Gaining and maintaining public confidence in the currency is a key role of the Bank of England. The Bank provides a range of information to help cash users identify genuine banknotes.
The following materials are available free of charge:
- "take a closer look"
- Booklet - covers all security features on the current banknotes
- Z Card - credit card size leaflet - covers all security features on the current banknotes
- Posters - A3, A5 sizes
- Film on DVD
- Computer based training CD Rom
- Deterrent Sticker
You can also download our Banknote App (free to download for both Apple and Android devices.
To order materials use the online order form or download the order form below and send by post to:
Banknote Education Team,
Bank of England,
London EC2R 8AH
For telephone enquiries call 020 7601 4878.