The historical characters on British banknotes
We are likely to see many of their names and faces every day, but how much do we know about the historical characters on our banknotes?
As of 2 November, Matthew Boulton and James Watt have joined the range of people from the past whose portraits are found on the pound.
Following a long process of selection, design and manufacture, the new £50 banknote is in circulation, with the industrialist and engineer as the first dual portrait produced on a Bank of England note.
In time they will replace Sir John Houblon, the first governor of the Bank of England, as the faces of the £50 note....
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