27th September 1993 Farady appears on the back of the £20 bank note

Faraday Statue London

Michael Faraday image is on the back of the £20 note issued 1993

Michael Faraday 22/9/1791 – 1867

In 1831, Faraday was most noted for being the person to publish the discovery of Electromagnetic induction. This involves mechanical movement, energy from a person,  water power, or machinery, which could be turned into the steady electric current. This was not all he contributed to science.


These were known as Series E £20 notes. They were withdrawn at the end of February 2001. They were a mauve purple colour, design by Roger Withington. The Queen wears the Queen Mary ” Girls of Great Britain and Ireland”, Tiara. The Earrings are thought to be Queen Alexandra’s Cluster earrings a large central pearl surrounded by diamonds. These were passed to Queen Elizabeth II and were part of Queen Alexandra’s wedding Parure set. The wedding was in 1863 and the set was from Gerrad. A matching Tiara, necklace, earrings and brooch. The Necklace is the Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee Necklace. It is by Carrington & Co using  gold, diamonds and pearls.




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