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Bank of England £50 Polymer Technical Bulletin


£50 Polymer BofE Datasets Released

The new Bank of England £50 polymer note, featuring mathematician Alan Turing, will enter circulation on Wednesday 23rd June 2021.


ITL have updated all supported datasets to include this new note and these files are now freely available on our website within Support Currency Download and via the GBP SMART Update £50 within Software Download. This update is Bank of England notes only, future updates from issuing banks in Northern Ireland and Scotland will follow in due course when available.


The easiest way to update units in the field is via our SMART Update Tool and DA3 handheld programmer. The SMART Update GBP £50 zip package contains all applicable datasets with updates for the new note and a quick reference guide detailing how to auto update currency dataset via DA3. Download GBP SMART Update £50 for free now.


Please note: This is an essential update, failure to update any validators could result in cross validation of the £50. Given the reduced size of the £50 polymer note, cross validation issues could occur in any validators (not just those set to accept the original paper £50) if not updated. The following validators must be updated and we strongly recommend doing this at your earliest convenience before the new polymer £50 enters circulation: NV9USB+(ST) Range, NV10USB+, NV200ST Range, NV201, NV9 Spectral Range, NV200 Spectral Range. Obsoleted product variants will receive an update to prevent cross validation but not to accept the new issue note.


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