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50 Chinese Yuan note

50 Chinese Yuan note

+ Chinese Renminbi/Yuan General information

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100 Chinese Renminbi/Yuan note

Size: 150 x 70 mm 
Main colour: Green

50 Chinese Yuan Renminbi obverse 50 Chinese Yuan Renminbi reverse

The 50 Chinese Yuan Renminbi note is a denomination of Chinese currency. A Chinese communist revolutionary, politician and socio-political theorist Mao Zedong commonly referred to as Chairman Mao (December 26, 1893 – September 9, 1976) and a Chrysanthemum flower are currently featured on the obverse of the note. On the reverse of the banknote is an image of the Potala Palace. There is no difference in the basic color and design between the banknotes of the 1999 and 2005 editions of the fifth series of The 50 Chinese Yuan/Renminbi note. The following security features are added in the 2005 edition of 50 Yuan note:

  • Dated 2005
  • The currency number at the bottom of the reverse is added with “YUAN” indicating the pinyin in Chinese language
  • Added a EURion constellation to avoid computer-aided counterfeit
  • Removal of fiber threads
  • Removal of the second serial number
  • More raised ink printing (on the right side of obverse)
  • Move of registration

+Security Features:

50 chinese yuan renminbi specimen obverse

1.Serial number
50 chinese yuan renminbi Serial number

The two-colored serial number has four red and six black characters. The size of the characters becomes gradually smaller from the middle to the left and right sides.

2.Portrait watermark
50 chinese yuan renminbi portrait watermark

Hold the note to light and look for the watermark, similar to the large portrait. The watermark is part of the paper itself and can be seen from both sides of the bill.

50 chinese yuan renminbi microtext

The letters, 'RMB", and the numeral, "50" can be viewed with the help of a magnifying glass in the digits of the upper left denomination of the note.

4.See-through register
50 chinese yuan renminbi See-through register

When held up to the light, front and back elements of 50 Chinese Yuan combines perfectly.

5.Latent image
50 chinese yuan renminbi Latent image

When the banknote is viewed from a certain angle, the number "50" appears at the top right of the note.

6. Raised print touch lines
50 chinese yuan renminbi Raised print touch lines

Lines printed in the right of the 50 Renminbi/ yuan note, made by intaglio printing feel raised.

7. Optically Variable Ink (OVI)
50 chinese yuan renminbi Optically Variable Ink (OVI)

Tilt the note to see the numeral 50 in the lower left corner of the note shift from green to blue.

8. White denomination watermark
50 chinese yuan renminbi White denomination watermark

Located next to Optically Variable Ink denomination number, white denomination watermark appears when you hold the banknote against the light.

9. Intaglio printing
Special printing makes the ink feel raised in some areas of the note.

10. Portrait of Chairman Mao
Some parts of portrait of chairman Mao are made by intaglio printing and feels raised when running your finger over it or scratch it gently with your fingernail.

11. Security Feature for Visually Impaired
50 chinese yuan renminbi Security Feature for Visually Impaired

Symbols for visually handicapped are applied by intaglio printing on the obverse side lower right corner of the 50 Chinese Yuan renminbi note.

50 chinese yuan renminbispecimen obverse

12. Security thread
50 chinese yuan renminbi Security thread

On the obverse of the note you can see holographic magnetic windowed security thread. The value can be seen in tiny letters on the stripe.

13. Name of currency "Yuan" in Pinyin phonetic system

14. Year of issue
Year of issue appears on the reverse of the banknote.

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