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Tag: £50 English banknotes

  • Tuesday, July 16th 2019 - 21:42 UTC

    Enigma code breaking genius chosen to be on new £50 English banknotes

    “Turing is a giant on whose shoulders so many now stand,” Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said.

    Alan Turing was preferred over Stephen Hawking and Margaret Thatcher to feature on the highest-denomination bills in the country. The Bank of England has selected the face of the computer science genius whose most famous breakthrough proved decisive in the outcome of World War II against Germany to appear in the new £50 note (around 62 US dollars) due to enter circulation by the end of 2021.