Balancing Security and Aesthetics: the Evolution of Modern Banknote Design - speech by Chris Salmon

In a speech delivered to the British Numismatic Society, Chris Salmon, Executive Director for Banking Services and Chief Cashier, discusses the evolution of banknotes, and in particular recognises the contribution of Harry Eccleston, who played a key role in the development of the Bank’s contemporary approach to banknote design. Mr Salmon also touches on the features of the new £50 banknote and the Bank’s broader strategy towards protecting the integrity of the currency.