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50 Dollars

Features

Country Canada
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Standard banknote
Years 2004-2011
Value 50 Dollars
50 CAD = 38 USD
Currency Canadian dollar (1858-date)
Composition Paper
Size 152 × 70 mm
Shape Rectangular
References P# 104
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Modern issues 1961-present (25th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248986.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. General issues, 1368-1960 (16th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247071.
  • George S. Cuhaj (editor); 2013. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Specialized Issues (12th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440238833.

Obverse

Texts in English and French. On the left side, the issuing institute and the coat of arms of Canada with a vertical holographic stripe. The portrait is of William Lyon MacKenzie King, several times Prime Minister of Canada between 1921-1930 and between 1935-1948. In the center is a view of the Peace Tower with a legend to his right. Below the legend is the note's face value "50" accompanied by a watermark with the portrait of William Lyon MacKenzie King and above the legend a Canadian flag. The multicolored printing is dominated by red/yellow.

Lettering:
BANQUE DU CANADA · BANK OF CANADA
OTTAWA
THIS NOTE IS LEGAL TENDER / CE BILLET A COURS LEGAL
50
CANADA
FIFTY · CINQUANTE
DOLLARS
LA TOUR DE LA PAIX · THE PEACE TOWER
50
SOUS-GOUVERNEUR DEPUTY GOVERNOR GOVERNOR GOUVERNEUR
W. L. MACKENZIE KING PRIME MINISTER / PREMIER MINISTRE 1921-1930, 1935-1948
ISSUE OF 2004 / EMISSION DE 2004

Reverse

The image depicts the theme "Building the Nation". On the left side, the 1929 newspaper "Women are Persons": This is an excerpt from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 1948. Above in the center is a scale of justice. On the right-hand side of the banknote is an illustration of the statue "The Famous Five". Below the statue is a representation of the Thérèse Casgrain Volunteer Award. It contains a bilingual quotation from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Lettering:
50 - CANADA
Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948)
All human beings are born free
and equal in dignity and rights.
Déclaration universelle des droits de l'homme (1948)
Tous les êtres humains naissent libres
et égaux en dignité et en droits.
JOURNAL
Women
are
Persons
Les femmes
sond des
personnes
1929 THE FAMOUS 5 / LES CELEBRES CINQ
Thérèse Casgrain Volunteer Award
1896 - 1981
Prix Bénévolat Thérèse Casgrain
Thérèse Casgrain
PRINTED IN 2004 / IMPRIME EN 2004

Comments

Varieties :
Prefix "F" : Canadian Bank Note Company Limited
Prefix "A" : British American Bank Note Company Limited

Mention "Replacement" :
→ Notes that were issued to replace notes that were damaged or destroyed before they were put into circulation.

Printed in "2004 / 2006 / 2008 / 2011" :
→ In November 2004, the Bank introduced the new $50 banknote (ISSUE OF 2004) but this note also bears the year of printing on the reverse (PRINTED IN 20XX).

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
2004  Jenkins/Dodge - P#104a
2004  Jenkins/Dodge (Prefix: AHA 8987000 → AHA 8989000) - Replacement
2004  Jenkins/Dodge (Prefix: AHF 9675000 → AHF 9720000) - Replacement
2004  Jenkins/Dodge (Prefix: AHH 6429000 → AHH 6430000) - Replacement
2004  Jenkins/Dodge (Prefix: FMI 7920000 → FMI 8280000) - Replacement
2004  Jenkins/Dodge (Prefix: FMI 9360000 → FMI 9990000) - Replacement
2006  Jenkins/Dodge - P#104b
2006  Jenkins/Dodge (Prefix: AHJ 2368000 → AHJ 2369000) - Replacement
2008  Jenkins/Carney - P#104c
2008  Jenkins/Carney (Prefix: FMK 9720000 → FMK 9990000) - Replacement
2008  Jenkins/Carney (Prefix: FML 9720000 → FML 9990000) - Replacement
2008  Jenkins/Carney (Prefix: FMN 3280000 → FMN 3281000) - Replacement
2011  Macklem/Carney - P#104d

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