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Because he is the inventor of the steam engine.

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Q: Why is James Watt on the 50 pound note?
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Slang for a British £50 note:- 50 quid 50 nicker a nifty a bullseye half a tonne

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A 50-pound banknote weighs one gram.

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Currently, British general circulation currency comes in the following denominations - 1 Penny coin 2 Pence coin 5 Pence coin 10 Pence coin 20 Pence coin 50 Pence coin 1 Pound coin 2 Pound coin 5 Pound note 10 Pound note 20 Pound note 50 Pound note

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A pound note typically weighs about 1 gram, so 200,000 pound notes would weigh about 200 kilograms. A 50 pound note weighs roughly 1 gram, so 50 notes would weigh about 50 grams.

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What is another way to say 50 note?

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Who is face is on a 50 pound note?

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