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£50 note with sum block, 1743

£50 note with sum block

Object name Banknote
​Title £50 note with sum block
​Description

£50 note with sum block, 1743.

The printed sum block was introduced in 1743: an ornate version of the note’s denomination, or sum, in white letters against a black background. This made it much more difficult to alter the value of a note convincingly.

​Date 1743
​Producer/Artist Bank of England
​Object number I/595
​Related objects 2016/006
​Collection Numismatics
​Exhibition ​Permanent display (Banknote Gallery Case 1)

 

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