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Encyclopedia > U.S. fifty dollar bill
2004 Federal Reserve note - Obverse
2004 Federal Reserve note - Reverse

The U.S. fifty dollar bill ($50) is a denomination of United States currency. U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant is currently featured on the front side of the bill, while the U.S. Capitol is featured on the reverse side. Downloaded from U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing | New Money | Media Center: http://www. ... Downloaded from U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing | New Money | Media Center: http://www. ... Downloaded from U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing | New Money | Media Center: http://www. ... Downloaded from U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing | New Money | Media Center: http://www. ... A denomination is a unit of currency. ... The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ... President of the United States - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ... Ulysses Simpson Grant ( April 27, 1822 – July 23, 1885) was an American Civil War general and the 18th ( 1869– 1877) president of the United States. ... United States Capitol The United States Capitol is the building which serves as home for the legislative branch of the United States government. ...


Federal Reserve notes have been issued since 1914; small-sized notes since 1928. In prior years, fifty-dollar denominations of United States Notes and other bills were issued. The Federal Reserve System is headquartered in the Eccles Building on Constitution Avenue in Washington, DC. The Federal Reserve System (also the Federal Reserve; informally The Fed) is the central bank of the United States. ... 1914 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... 1928 was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ... United States Notes (also known as Legal Tender Notes because of their payment obligation stating This Note is a Legal Tender) are characterized by a red seal and serial number. ...


Fifty dollar bills are delivered by Federal Reserve Banks in brown straps.


Pre-Federal Reserve history

1862 - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ... United States Notes (also known as Legal Tender Notes because of their payment obligation stating This Note is a Legal Tender) are characterized by a red seal and serial number. ... A portrait of Alexander Hamilton by John Trumbull, 1792. ... 1869 is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Henry Clay (April 12, 1777 in Hanover County, Virginia- June 29, 1852 in Lexington, Kentucky) was an American statesman and orator who served in both the House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. ... Events January - April January 1 - New York City annexes The Bronx January 23 - Marriage of the Duke of Edinburgh, second son of Queen Victoria, to Grand Duchess Marie Alexandrovna of Russia, only daughter of Emperor Alexander III of Russia. ... Franklin, an engraving from a painting by Duplessis Dr. Benjamin Franklin ( January 17, 1706 – April 17, 1790) was an American printer, journalist, publisher, author, philanthropist, abolitionist, public servant, scientist, librarian, diplomat, and inventor. ... Liberty (also known as Lady Liberty or the Goddess of Liberty) personifies liberty and freedom, particularly popular in the United States. ... 1878 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Edward Everett (April 11, 1794–January 15, 1865) was a Whig Party politician from Massachusetts. ... 1882 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Thomas Hart Benton (March 14, 1782–April 10, 1858), nicknamed Old Bullion, was an American Senator from Missouri and a staunch advocate of westward expansion of the United States. ... 1913 is a common year starting on Wednesday. ... Ulysses Simpson Grant (April 27, 1822 – July 23, 1885) was an American Civil War General and the 18th (1869–1877) President of the United States. ...

Federal Reserve history

  • 1918: The first Federal Reserve $50 note is printed; a large-sized note with a portrait of Ulysses Grant on the face
  • 1928: To lower manufacturing costs, the first $50 small-sized Federal Reserve note is 30% smaller than the large-sized notes of prior years. Its design is also standardized with the other denominations.
  • 1963: The motto In God We Trust is added.
  • 1991: A security thread and microprinting are added.
  • October 1997: A major new design is introduced to further deter counterfeits. It includes an enlarged and off-center portrait, an enlarged and updated view of the U.S. Capitol on the back, a security thread which glows yellow under ultraviolet light, a numeric "50" which shifts color from black to green when tilted, and a watermark. For those with vision limitations, it includes a large dark "50" on a light background on the reverse of the note.
  • 2004: A new design is introduced, with the first use of multiple colors since 1905. Behind the portrait of Ulysses Grant appears a subtle stylized blue and red background image of the flag. A small metallic silver-blue star is to the lower right of the portrait. It still includes a security thread, and a color-shifting numeric "50", though it now shifts from copper to green. The new design retains the enlarged portrait of Grant, though the oval borders surrounding both the portrait on the obverse and the Capitol on the reverse have been removed. The new design also seems to have the "EURion constellation" on the back.

1918 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... A large-sized note is a bill of any denomination of U.S. currency printed between 1863 and 1929. ... Ulysses Simpson Grant (April 27, 1822 – July 23, 1885) was an American Civil War General and the 18th (1869–1877) President of the United States. ... 1928 was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... A large-sized note is a bill of any denomination of U.S. currency printed between 1863 and 1929. ... Events January-February January 11 - The Whisky A Go-Go night club in Los Angeles, the first disco in the USA, is opened. ... A motto is a phrase or collection of words intended to describe the motivation or intention of a sociological grouping or organization. ... In God We Trust is a national motto of the United States of America. ... 1991 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A security thread is a security feature of many bank notes to protect against counterfeiting, consisting of a thin ribbon which is thread through the notes paper. ... Microprinting is one of many anti-counterfeiting techniques used most often on currency and bank checks, as well as various other items of value. ... October is the tenth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... 1997 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Reef. ... A counterfeit is an imitation that is made with the intent to deceptively represent its content or origins. ... Note: Ultraviolet is also the name of a 1998 UK television miniseries about vampires. ... This Crown & CA (for Crown Agent) watermark was standard for postage stamps of the British colonies from the 1880s to the 1920s. ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1905 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Ulysses Simpson Grant (April 27, 1822 – July 23, 1885) was an American Civil War General and the 18th (1869–1877) President of the United States. ... -1... An oval or ovoid was originally an egg shape (from Latin OVVM); it is now usually used to refer to ellipses, but can also mean any similar shape, such as egg shapes or race-course shapes (a semicircle on either side of a quadrilateral). ... The small circles or dots constituting the EURion constellation are clearly visible on the centre-left of 10 euro banknotes. ...

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United States currency and coinage
Topics: Federal Reserve note | United States Notes | United States coinage | United States dollar
Currency: $1 | $2 | $5 | $10 | $20 | $50 | $100 | Larger denominations
Coinage: Penny | Nickel | Dime | Quarter | Half-dollar | Dollar

 
 

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