Alan Turing will be the new face of the Bank of England's £50 note
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Computer pioneer and codebreaker Alan Turing will feature on the new design of the Bank of England's £50 note. -
The £50 note will be the last of the Bank of England collection to switch from paper to polymer when it enters circulation by the end of 2021. -
"Alan Turing was an outstanding mathematician whose work has had an enormous impact on how we live today," said Bank of England governor Mark Carney. -
The Bank said his legacy continued to have an impact on science and society today. -
The new £50 Turing note will enter circulation by the end of 2021, Mr Carney announced at the Science and Industry Museum in Manchester. -
The concept of a machine fed by binary tape featured in Turing's 1936 paper. -
So, the £50 note will be the last of the Bank's collection to change. -
Polymer £5 and £10 notes are already in circulation, while a £20 design will be issued in 2020. -
Ulster Bank's vertical £5 and £10 notes entered circulation in Northern Ireland in February. -
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