About #381a - 50 pounds type 1981
England. Bank of England. 1971-1991 "Queen Elizabeth II" Issues. 50 pounds type 1981. Designed by Henry Eccleston. Date: No date (1981). Dimensions: 169 x 95 mm. Watermark: Queen Elizabeth II. Material: Paper. Contoured security thread. Printer: Bank of England Works. Front and back: polychrome printing predominantly olive, orange and lilac. Description of the front: Seated Britannia at left. Phoenix at center. Portrait of Queen Elizabeth II at right. Guilloche patterns. Series and numbering printed in black. Texts in English: "I promise to pay the Bearer on Demand the sum of Fifty Pounds" in text at centre. Signature: D. H. F. Somerset (Chief Cashier). Description of the back: Texts in English. Guilloche patterns and rosettes. Portrait of Sir Christopher Wren at right. View from River Thames of St. Paul's Cathedral in background. Floor plans of the Cathedral.