50 Euro

Features

Country Eurozone
Issuing bank European Central Bank
Type Standard banknote
Year 2002
Value 50 Euro
50 EUR = 61 USD
Currency Euro (2002-date)
Composition Paper
Size 140 × 77 mm
Shape Rectangular
References P# 4,
  • 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.
P# 11,
  • 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.
P# 17
  • 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

On the front are shown windows and doorways. They symbolise the European spirit of openness and cooperation. Banknote show architectural style from renaissance period in Europe's history, but do not show any actual existing monuments or bridges.

Lettering:
BCE ECB EZB EKT EKP 2002
50
EURO
ΕΥΡΩ

Engraver: Robert Kalina

Robert Kalina (1955, Vienna) is an Austrian designer. He trained at the Vienna Federal Training and Research Institute of Graphic Arts. He has been employed by the National Bank of Austria since 1976 and by the Oesterreichische Banknoten und Sicherheitsdruck GmbH since 1998. There, he was a pupil of Roman Hellmann. He has designed all Schilling banknotes since 1982. He came to international prominence when he was chosen as designer of the first Euro banknotes in 1996, among 43 other entries.

Reverse

The bridges symbolise communication between the people of Europe and between Europe and the rest of the world.
Map of Europe

Lettering:
50
EURO
ΕΥΡΩ
50

Engraver: Robert Kalina

Robert Kalina (1955, Vienna) is an Austrian designer. He trained at the Vienna Federal Training and Research Institute of Graphic Arts. He has been employed by the National Bank of Austria since 1976 and by the Oesterreichische Banknoten und Sicherheitsdruck GmbH since 1998. There, he was a pupil of Roman Hellmann. He has designed all Schilling banknotes since 1982. He came to international prominence when he was chosen as designer of the first Euro banknotes in 1996, among 43 other entries.

Comments

P#4 has the signature Duisenberg.
P#11 has the signature Trichet.
P#17 has the signature Draghi.

Country codes
The central bank that commissioned the printing of a banknote (but not necessarily the country of printing) is indicated by a letter or country code preceding the serial number, as shown here:

¹  - Luxembourg
D - Estonia
E - Slovakia
F - Malta
G - Cyprus
H - Slovenia
L – Finland
M - Portugal
N - Austria
P - Netherlands
S - Italy
T - Ireland
U - France
V - Spain
X - Germany
Y - Greece
Z - Belgium
¹ Uncirculated euro banknotes issued by the Banque centrale du Luxembourg bear the code of the central banks of the countries where the banknotes for Luxembourg are produced.

printer's code letter

D - Setec Oy (Finland)
E - F. C. Oberthur (Chantepie, France)
F - Oesterreichische Banknoten und Sicherheitsdruck GmbH (Austria)
G - Koninklijke Joh. Enschedé (Netherlands)
H - De La Rue (Gateshead)
J - Banca d'Italia
K - Banc Ceannais na hÉireann/Central Bank of Ireland
L - Banque de France
M – Fábrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre (Spain)
N - Bank of Greece
P - Giesecke & Devrient (Germany)
R - Bundesdruckerei (Germany)
T - Nationale Bank van België/Banque Nationale de Belgique
U - Valora (Portugal)

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2002  0.7% (fr) EN: Duisenberg: X (Germany) - Printer code R (Luxemburg)
2002  3% Draghi: D (Estonia)
2002  1.3% Draghi: E (Slovakia)
2002  0.7% Draghi: F (Malta)
2002  0% Draghi: G (Cyprus)
2002  2% Draghi: H (Slovenia)
2002  5% Draghi: L (Finland)
2002  6% Draghi: P (Netherlands)
2002  0.7% Draghi: S (Italy)
2002  13% Draghi: S (Italy) - Printer Code J
2002  15% Draghi: V (Spain)
2002  9% Draghi: X (Germany) - Printer code E
2002  7% Draghi: X (Germany) - Printer code G
2002  6% Draghi: X (Germany) - Printer code R
2002  7% Draghi: Z (Belgium)
2002  0.7% Duisenberg: L (Finland) - Printer code D
2002  1.3% Duisenberg: L (Finland) - Printer code H
2002  1.3% Duisenberg: M (Portugal)
2002  0.7% Duisenberg: N (Austria)
2002  4% Duisenberg: P (Netherlands) - Printer code G
2002  0.7% Duisenberg: P (Netherlands) - Printer code H
2002  7% Duisenberg: S (Italy)
2002  8% Duisenberg: U (France)
2002  9% Duisenberg: V (Spain) - Printer code M
2002  0% Duisenberg: V (Spain) - Printer code P
2002  6% Duisenberg: X (Germany) - Printer code P
2002  2% Duisenberg: X (Germany) - Printer code Z
2002  0.7% Duisenberg: Y (Greece) - Printer code G
2002  0.7% Duisenberg: Y (Greece) - Printer code N
2002  3% Duisenberg: Z (Belgium) Printer code T
2002  1.3% Trichet: P (Netherlands)
2002  3% Trichet: S (Italy) - Printer code F
2002  11% Trichet: S (Italy) - Printer code J
2002  8% Trichet: V (Spain)
2002  7% Trichet: X (Germany) - Printer code G
2002  8% Trichet: X (Germany) - Printer code P
2002  7% Trichet: X (Germany) - Printer code R
2002  7% Trichet: Z (Belgium)

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