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New £50 note will feature a British scientist

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The new £50 note will feature a prominent British scientist, the Bank of England has announced, with the public being asked for nominations.

In addition to the Queen, the note will include the portrait of an eminent late scientist from fields such as biology, astronomy and medical research.

The public can offer suggestions on the Bank’s website over the next six weeks.

There are currently 330 million £50 notes in circulation, with a combined value of £16.5bn, the Bank said.

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