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New 50-pound note to feature famous UK scientist: Governor

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of England has announced that the new 50-pound note will feature a prominent British scientist, and the public have been asked for nominations, the media reported on Sunday.

The governor, speaking at the in London, said that the polymer note will celebrate UK achievement in science, reported.

Nominations of a late from fields such as biology, astronomy and medical research can be made via Britain's central bank's website over the next six weeks.

will choose from a shortlist next year, the said.

The roll-out date is yet to be revealed but it will see the last of the paper notes removed from use.

In addition to the Queen, the existing and his business partner Matthew Boulton, who developed and marketed the steam engine in the late 18th century.

There are currently 330 million 50-pound notes in circulation, with a combined value of 16.5 billion pounds ($21.42 billion), the said.



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First Published: Sun, November 04 2018. 19:16 IST