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UK Fifty Pound Banknotes

 

Rotographic 14th Edition of "Collector's Banknotes"

Reference

Vincent Duggleby's
7th Edition of "English Paper Money"
Reference

Pick reference

2009 Banknote
Yearbook 6th Edition:
Reference

Date
Prefix Sequence
Sequence Detail
Notes/comments

Fifty Pounds - C.P. Mahon (1925 - 1929)
Black on White - 212 x 135mm - 8.3125 x 5.3125in

RB191
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BE250
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London

Fifty Pounds - B.G. Catterns (1929 - 1934)
Black on White - 212 x 135mm - 8.3125 x 5.3125in

RB192
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BE251
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London
Manchester

Fifty Pounds - K. O. Peppiatt (1934 - 1949)
Black on White - 212 x 135mm - 8.3125 x 5.3125in

RB193
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BE252
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London

Liverpool

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Fifty Pounds - Pictorial Issue - D. H. F. Somerset (1980 - 1988)
Series D - Deep Green & multicoloured - 169 x 95mm- 6.25 x 3.75in

Reverse depicting Sir Christopher Wren

RB194
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BE253a
1981 (March)
LNN
A01
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BE253b
A--, B--
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BE253c
B90
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Fifty Pounds - Pictorial Issue - G. M. Gill (1988 - 1991)
Series D - Deep Green & multicoloured - 169 x 95mm- 6.25 x 3.75in

With enhanced olive green colouring and windowed security thread
Reverse depicting Sir Christopher Wren

RB195
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BE254a
1981 (March)
LNN
C01
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BE254b
C--, D--
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BE254c
D90
(last official run)
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BE254d
E--
(overlaps with Kentfield BE256a, b below)
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BE254e
E30
(overlaps with Kentfield BE256c below)
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BE255
1981 (March)
LNN
D--
(Column sort note (with control numbers above 90))

Fifty Pounds - Pictorial Issue - G. E. A. Kentfield (1991 - 1998)
Series D - Deep Green & multicoloured - 169 x 95mm- 6.25 x 3.75in

With enhanced olive green colouring and windowed security thread
Reverse depicting Sir Christopher Wren

RB196
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-
BE256a
1991 (November)
LNN
E01
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BE256b
E--
(overlaps with Gill BE254d, e above)
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BE256c
E30
(last prefix of Pictorial Series "D" £50 serial numbers from circulation below 998500 with the exception of 722501 to 723000)
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BE256d
E30
(last prefix of Pictorial Series "D" £50 derial numbers 722501 to 723000 and 998500 to 999999 from packs))

Fifty Pounds - Series "E" Historical Issue - G. E. A. Kentfield (1991 - 1998)
Series D - Red & multicoloured - 156 x 85mm- 6.1875 x 3.3125in

With enhanced olive green colouring and windowed security thread
Reverse depicting Sir John Houblon

RB5001
BE375
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BE257a
1994 (April)
LNN
A01
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BE257b
A-- to E--, H--
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-
BE257c
H70
(last run from circulation)
-
BE257d
H99
(special last run for collectors' packs)
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-
BE258a
1994 (April)
LNN
A--, B--, H--
Column sort note (with control numbers above 70)
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BE258b
L--
Column sort note (traced to L35 and overlaps with Lowther BE261 and Bailey BE263 below)
RB5001b
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-
BE258c
LL--

Replacement note (traced to LL35)

RB5002
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-
BE259a
1994 (April)
LNN
A99
Experimental note
RB5001b
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BE259b
1994 (April)
LNN
M99
Experimental note

Fifty Pounds - Series "E" Historical Issue - Merlyn Lowther (1998 - 2003)
Series D - Red & multicoloured - 156 x 85mm- 6.1875 x 3.3125in

With enhanced olive green colouring and windowed security thread
Reverse depicting Sir John Houblon

RB5004
BE385
-
BE260a
1999 (January)
LNN
J01
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-
BE260b
K--
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-
BE260c
M--
(overlaps with Bailey BE262 below)
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BE260d
M35
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-
-
-
BE261
1999 (January)
LNN
L--
Column sort note (traced from L01 to L70 and overlaps with Kentfield BE258b above and Bailey BE263 below)
RB5005
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-
1999 (January)
LLNN
LL--
Replacement notes

Fifty Pounds - Series "E" Historical Issue - Andrew Bailey (2003 - to date?)
Series D - Red & multicoloured - 156 x 85mm- 6.1875 x 3.3125in

With enhanced olive green colouring and windowed security thread
Reverse depicting Sir John Houblon

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-
BE262a
2006 (Date unknown)
LNN
M01
(overlaps with Lowther BE260b above)
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-
BE262b
M--
(traced to M70 and overlaps with Lowther BE260c above)
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-
BE263
2006 (Date unknown)
LNN
L--
Column sort note (traced from L01 to L70 and overlaps with Kentfield BE258b above and Lowther BE261 above)
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BE264 - BE274
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-
Held in reserve
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Later issues not yet recorded
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