50 Piastres

50 Piastres -  obverse50 Piastres -  reverse

© Omar Sherif

Features

Country Egypt (Kingdom)
King Ahmed Fuad I (1922-1936)
Type Standard banknote
Years 1935-1951
Value 50 Piastres (0.50 EGP)
Currency Pound (1922-1953)
Composition Paper
Size 139 × 78 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized Yes
References P# 21
  • 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

White Background with mainly green color scheme
Khafra with Horus behind him on left
Green and Orange & Purple and Blue Lotus Flowers on bottom right and left

Lettering:
٥٠ قرشا صاغا

البنك الاهلي المصري

أتعهد بأن أدفع عند الطلب لحامل هذا السند مبلغ خمسين قرشا صاغا

Translation:
50 Piastres

National Bank of Egypt

I promise to pay the bearer on demand the sum of 50 Piastres

Engravers: Bradbury Wilkinson, Co.

Reverse

Crescent with three stars of the Egyptian National Flag on right
"50 Piastres" on Right
Below each is a Lotus Flower flanked by two cobras each

Lettering:
National Bank of Egypt

Issued Under Decree Dated 25th June, 1898

50 Piastres

Engravers: Bradbury Wilkinson, Co.

Watermark

Scarab in bottom-center

Comments

P#21b and P#21c have 2 different signatures for Nixon, distribution of the prefixes will need to be established.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (1935-1940)  P#21a - Sig: Cook - Prfx: A/1 - A/12
ND (1941-1943)  P#21b - Sig: Nixon (1) - Prfx: A/13 - A/?
ND (1944-1945)  P#21c - Sig: Nixon (2) - Prfx: A/? - A/32
ND (1947-1950)  P#21d - Sig: Leith-Ross - Prfx: A/33 - A/56
ND (1951)  P#21e - Sig: Saad - Prfx: A/57 - A/60

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