High street banks and the Post Office will no longer be accepting the Houblon £50 note from 30 October.

The notes were initially withdrawn from circulation on 30 April of this year with Barclays, RBS, NatWest, Ulster Bank and the Post Office exchanging the Houblon notes up to the value of £200 to members of the public until 30 October.

After that date, the notes can only be exchanged at the Bank of England, as per any other Bank of England note which no longer has legal tender status. Notes can be either presented in person or by post at the sender’s risk to Dept NEX, Bank of England, Threadneedle Street, London, EC2R 8AH.

A £50 note with Matthew Boulton and James Watt has been in circulation since November 2011.