50 Dollars Monetary Authority of Singapore


Country Singapore
Period Republic (1967-date)
Type Standard banknote
Years 2005-2018
Value 50 Dollars
50 SGD = 38 USD
Currency Dollar (1967-date)
Composition Paper
Size 156 × 74 mm
Shape Rectangular
References P# 49
  • 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.


Portrait of Yusof bin Ishak, first president of the Republic of Singapore.
Coat of arms of Singapore in the top left corner.
Cylindrical Cowrie on blue-themed background.

SINGAPORE Yusof bin Ishak


As the secondary design for the $50 note, the Arts Theme reflects the coming-of-age of the Singapore Arts scene. The design appropriately depicts a mix of four ethnic musical instruments. The Chinese Pipa, Malay Kompang, Indian Veena and Classical Violin epitomise Singapore as a confluence of Chinese, Malay, Indian and Western cultures. The instruments are complemented by portions of two local artworks in the Singapore Art Museum, entitled "Gibbon" and "Drying Salted Fish". The works represent the development and achievements of artists in the country.



Yusof bin Ishak

50 Dollars (Monetary Authority of Singapore) -  obverse

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Years of issue are coded with geometrical symbols below word "ARTS" on reverse of note.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
ND (2005)  46% P#49a - Signature: Lee Hsien Loong. No geometric symbol
ND (2010)  8% P#49b - Signature: Goh Chok Tong. 1 square ■
ND (2010)  13% P#49c - Signature: Goh Chok Tong. 2 squares ■■
ND (2012)  5% P#49d - Signature: Tharman Shanmugaratnam. 1 triangle ▲
ND (2013)  13% P#49e - Signature: Tharman Shanmugaratnam. 2 triangles ▲▲
ND (2014)  13% P#49f - Signature: Tharman Shanmugaratnam. 1 diamond ♦
ND (2014)  13% P#49g - Signature: Tharman Shanmugaratnam. 2 diamonds ♦♦
ND (2016)  10% P#49h - Signature: Tharman Shanmugaratnam. 1 star ★
ND (2017)  15% P#49i - Signature: Tharman Shanmugaratnam. 2 stars ★★
ND (2018)  10% P#49j - Signature: Tharman Shanmugaratnam. 3 stars ★★★

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