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US 50 dollars banknote - types and security features

Fifty Dollars Federal Reserve Note series 1928, 1934

Fifty Dollars 1928, 1934

Fifty Dollars 1928, 1934

 

Main security features of the banknote

Security fibers:

The paper contains imbedded in a chaotic manner red and blue security fibers.

Magnetic security:

The black ink used for intaglio printing on the face contains ferro-magnetic component.

Paper: light yellow, with security fibers.

Printing methods: intaglio:

On the face — all pictures except serial numbers and U.S. Treasury Seal;

On the back — all pictures;

Letterpress:

On the face — serial numbers, U.S. Treasury Seal.

 

Fifty Dollars Federal Reserve Note series 1950

Fifty Dollars 1950

Fifty Dollars 1950

 

Main security features of the banknote

Fifty Dollars 1950 security features

 

Magnetic security:

The black ink used for intaglio printing on the face contains ferro-magnetic component.

1,2.  Intaglio:

Light-colored parts of the laser work on the lace and on the back contain black or dark-green small stretched pointed elements repeated in other places: on the face — in the upper part of the frame, on the back — along its in tire perimeter.

In counterfeits, these small elements have rounded tips, uneven contours, different forms and disposition.

Security fibers:

The paper contains imbedded in a chaotic manner red and blue security fibers.

Printing methods: intaglio:

On the face — all pictures except serial numbers, U.S. Treasury Seal, Federal Reserve Bank Seal and index numbers, year of issue, facsimile of official signatures;

On the back — all pictures;

Letterpress:

On the face — serial numbers, U.S. Treasury Seal.

 

 

Fifty Dollars Federal Reserve Note series 1963

Fifty Dollars 1963

Fifty Dollars 1963

 

Main security features of the banknote

Fifty Dollars 1963 security features

Fifty Dollars 1963 security features

1,2.  Intaglio:

Light-colored parts of the laser work on the face contain black and dark-green small stretched pointed elements repeated in other places: on the face — in the upper part of the frame, on the back — along its entire perimeter.

In counterfeits, these small elements have rounded tips, uneven contours, different forms and disposition.

Security fibers:

The paper contains imbedded in a chaotic manner red and blue security fibers.

Magnetic security:

The black ink used for intaglio printing on the face contains ferro-magnetic component.

Paper: light yellow, with security fibers.

Printing methods: intaglio:

On the face — all pictures except serial numbers, U.S. Treasury Seal, Federal Reserve Bank Seal and index numbers, year of issue, facsimile of official signatures;

On the back — all pictures;

Letterpress:

On the face — serial numbers, U.S. Treasury Seal, Seal and 4 index numbers of the Federal Reserve Bank, year of issue, facsimile of official signatures.

 

Fifty Dollars Federal Reserve Note series 1969-1988

Fifty Dollars 1969-1988

Fifty Dollars 1969-1988

 

Main security features of the banknote

Fifty Dollars 1969-1988 security features

Fifty Dollars 1969-1988 security features

1,2.  Intaglio:

Light-colored parts of the laser work on the face contain black and dark-green small stretched pointed elements repeated in other places: on the face — in the upper part of the frame, on the back — along its entire perimeter.

In counterfeits, these small elements have rounded tips, uneven contours, different forms and disposition.

3. Magnetic security:

The black ink used for intaglio printing on the face contains ferro-magnetic component. In banknotes of series 1988 some parts of pictures made in intaglio does not contain ferro-magnetic component. Fragments of the pictures obtaining magnetic properties shown. Boundaries of the fragments may be 2-3 mm moved comparing with the ones shown. There may be found such genuine banknotes with ferro-magnetic component in smaller quantities present where it should not exist. Hence, many automatic currency detectors identify these banknotes as forgeries.

Security fibers:

The paper contains imbedded in a chaotic manner red and blue security fibers.

Paper: light yellow, with security fibers.

Printing methods: intaglio:

On the face — all pictures except serial numbers, U.S. Treasury Seal, Federal Reserve Bank Seal and index numbers;

On the back — all pictures;

Letterpress:

On the face — serial numbers, U.S. Treasury Seal, Seal and 4 index numbers of the Federal Reserve Bank.

 

 

Fifty Dollars Federal Reserve Note series 1990-1995

Fifty Dollars 1990-1995

Fifty Dollars 1990-1995

 

Main security features of the banknote

Fifty Dollars 1990-1995 security features

Fifty Dollars 1990-1995 security features

Fifty Dollars 1990-1995 security features

Fifty Dollars 1990-1995 security features

1. Security thread:

The transparent polymer stripe imbedded into the paper with text "...USA 50..." in direct and overturned image.

Security thread of the "super counterfeits" is very similar to the genuine one and when held against the light does not have any visual differences.

2. Micro printing:

External oval lines around the portrait formed by continuously repeated text "THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA".

Micro printing in the "super counterfeits" does not have any differences with the genuine ones.

3,4.  Intaglio:

Light-colored parts of the laser work on the face and on the back contain black and dark-green small stretched pointed elements, repeated in other places: on the face — in the upper part of the frame, on the back — along its entire perimeter.

Practically in all variants of counterfeits (except "super counterfeits") these small elements have rounded tips, uneven contours, different forms and disposition. In the "super counterfeits», the laser work consists of practically the same small pointed elements and differs very slightly from the genuine ones.

5. Magnetic security:

The black ink used for printing on the face contains ferro-magnetic component. Fragments of the pictures obtaining magnetic properties shown. Boundaries of the fragments may be 2-3 mm moved comparing with the ones shown. There may be found such genuine banknotes with ferro-magnetic component in smaller quantities present where it should not exist. Hence, many automatic currency detectors identify these banknotes as forgeries.

There may be found some variants of "super counterfeits" with indicated year of issue 1993 where disposition of parts, containing ferro-magnetic component, practically coincide with genuine banknotes. The methodology of identifying 50 US Dollar "super counterfeits" and specific features of the latter may be found in section "Methodical recommendations on identifying the counterfeits and forgeries" of this reference-book.

Security fibers:

The paper contains imbedded in a chaotic manner red and blue security fibers.

Paper: light yellow, security thread and fibers.

Printing methods: intaglio:

On the face — all pictures except serial numbers, U.S. Treasury Seal, Federal Reserve Bank Seal and index numbers;

On the back — all pictures;

Letterpress:

On the face — serial numbers, U.S. Treasury Seal, Seal and 4 index numbers of the Federal Reserve Bank.

 

Fifty Dollars Federal Reserve Note series 1996

Fifty Dollars 1996

 

Main security features of the banknote

Fifty Dollars 1996 security features

Fifty Dollars 1996 security features

Fifty Dollars 1996 security features

Fifty Dollars 1996 security features

Fifty Dollars 1996 security features


Fifty Dollars 1996 security features

Fifty Dollars 1996 security features

Fifty Dollars 1996 security features

1. Watermark:

Multitoned portrait of Ulysses Simpson Grant, repeating portrait on the face of the banknote on a smaller scale.

2. Security thread:

The transparent polymer stripe imbedded into the paper with micro printed metallic text "USA 50" (2.1) and picture of U.S. flag with number "50" (2.2) in direct and overturned image. Under ultraviolet light security, thread appears yellow both on the face and on the back.

3. Micro printing:

laser work designs of the side parts of the banknote's frame contain continuously repeated text "FIFTY" (3.1); there is text 'THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" within a fold of white collar of the portrait (3.2);

On the face frame the light segments of laser work horizontal stripes contain black small stretched and pointed elements (3.3), which are distorted and have rounded tips as well as rough outlines, other forms and dispositions when reproduced in counterfeit banknotes.

4. Optically variable ink:

Figure "50" printed by a special ink, which appears green when the banknote is laid flat, and seems dark-violet when held at an angle.

5. Magnetic security:

The black ink used for intaglio printing on the face contains ferro-magnetic component. Fragments of the pictures obtaining magnetic property shown in fig. 5 as dark. Boundaries of the fragments may be 2-3 mm shifted comparing with the ones shown.

Paper: light yellow, with watermark, security thread and fibers. 

Printing methods: intaglio:

On the face — all pictures except those made by letterpress;

In the back — all pictures;

Letterpress:

On the face — serial numbers, character-digital index and Federal Reserve Seal, U.S. Treasury Seal.

 

 

 

 

 

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