50 Piastres

50 Piastres -  obverse50 Piastres -  reverse

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Features

Country Egypt (Arab Republic)
Issuing bank Central Bank of Egypt
Period Arab Republic of Egypt (1953–1958, 1971–date)
Type Standard banknote
Years 1985-1994
Value 50 Piastres
0.50 EGP = 0.032 USD
Currency Pound (1971-date)
Composition Paper
Size 135 × 70 mm
Shape Rectangular
References P# 58
  • 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

Black on pale orange, pink and multicolor underprint. Al Azhar mosque at centre right.

Reverse

Sculptured wall design at left, Ramses II at centre, archaic seal at right.

Lettering:
Central Bank of Egypt
FIFTY PIASTRES

Watermark

Tutankhamun's mask
UV: security strip fluoresces orange.

Comments

Varieties:
a. No text line at lower left on face. Solid security thead. 2.7.(19)85-(19)87. Signature 17 (A. Negm); 18 (S. Hamed).
b. Text line added at lower left on face. 1.2.(19)87-17.8.(19)89. Signature 18 (S. Hamed).
c. Segmented security thread with bank name repeated. 5.1.(19)90-15.8.(19)94. Signature 18 (S. Hamed); 19 (I. H. Mohamed).
s. As a. Specimen, overprinted in Arabic and English.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
ND (1985-1987)  26% P#58a - sig. A. Negm; no text lower left
ND (1985-1987)  3% P#58a - sig. S. Hamed; no text lower left
ND (1985-1987)  2% P#58s - Specimen, overprinted in Arabic and English
ND (1987-1989)  35% P#58b - sig. S. Hamed; text added lower left
ND (1987-1989)  21% P#58c - sig. I.H. Mohamed; segmented security thread
ND (1990-1994)  26% P#58c - sig. S. Hamed; segmented security thread

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