Proof of £50 Historic Characters Banknote

Bank of England1980

Bank of England Museum

Bank of England Museum
London, United Kingdom

A proof of a £50 (series D) banknote featuring Sir Christopher Wren. The front of the banknote has been fully printed, with the exception of the Chief Cashier's signature on the front. The back has only been printed with the St Paul's Cathedral vignette. There is a pen annotation indicating that the colours in the front design was approved by the Governors' in 1980.


  • Title: Proof of £50 Historic Characters Banknote
  • Creator: Bank of England
  • Date Created: 1980
  • Location Created: Debden Printing Works
  • Physical Dimensions: 170 x 95 mm
  • Type: print, banknote, banknote design
  • Medium: paper, ink
  • Denomination: 50 pounds (British GBP)

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