So, it’s time to answer the main question – who’s on the 50 dollar bill now? The 18th U.S. president Ulysses S. Grant is featured on the obverse and the U.S. Capitol is featured on the reverse. It is noteworthy that his portrait has been on the banknote from 1913 to the present day.
What is known about President Ulysses S. Grant depicted on the banknote?
Ulysses Grant was an American political and military leader and the 18th President of the United States. Grant is a hero of the American Civil War.
What is known about the $ 50 banknote?
The United States fifty-dollar bill was introduced in 1861. The size of the banknote was 189 x 79 mm. These banknotes were not originally created to circulate and were payable to the original purchaser of the dollar bill. Fun fact: the obverse of the note featured a bald eagle. In 1862, the first $ 50 banknote was issued into circulation. In 1869, a new US $ 50 note was issued featuring the portrait of Henry Clay on the right and an allegorical figure holding a laurel branch on the left. In 1870, 1874 and 1891, the design of the banknotes also underwent changes. Finally, in 1913, a new $ 50 gold certificate with a portrait of Ulysses Grant was issued. It is also important to note that in 1914 the first $ 50 Federal Reserve Note with a portrait of Grant was issued on the observe.
In 1929, all US currency was reduced to the current size of 156 x 66mm, and all variations of the $ 50 bill featured the same portrait of Ulysses S. Grant. An interesting fact is that the $ 50 banknote was issued as a Federal Reserve Note with a series numbers and a green seal. Another notable fact related to the $ 50 note is that in 1969 the new treasury seal will appear on it with an inscription in English instead of Latin.
How often is a $ 50 banknote replaced?
The average lifespan of a $ 50 note in circulation is approximately 12 years before it is replaced due to wear. An interesting fact is that only about 3.5% of banknotes printed in 2019 are $ 50 banknotes. Also the $ 50 banknote has one of the lowest circulation of any U.S. bills. At the moment, there are about 1.8 billion notes in circulation.
Who is on the $50 dollar bill?
Ulysses S. Grant is an American political and military leader who led the Union Army during the American Civil War. Moreover, as a commanding general, he led the Union Army to victory in the Civil War. Also, Ulysses S. Grant was the 18th President of the United States from 1869 to 1877. During his presidency, he managed to stabilize the economy in the country after the Civil War. Moreover, he was also a member of the American Philosophical Society and also created the US Department of Justice. Ulysses S. Grant is a war hero. Please note that in addition to the banknote, five cities in the United States are also named after him.
Also noteworthy is the fact that Ulysses S. Grant was not the only person who was once depicted on the $ 50 bill. Thus, until 1913, other historical figures were depicted on banknotes.
How to check $ 50 banknotes for authenticity?
If you want to know if a colored $ 50 bill is genuine, then you must find out some details about that bill. It has been in circulation since 2004, therefore, the following years can be indicated on the banknote: 2004, 2004A, 2006, 2009, 2013. The paper of the banknote is bluish-purple, it has a local watermark (a reduced portrait of Grant), a polymer security thread with text “USA 50”, as well as protective fibers of blue and red colors.
Moreover, the colored $ 50 bills have microtext “50 USA FIFTY”, “THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA” on the collar of the president’s shirt, and “FIFTY” on the vertical stripes along the edges of the banknote.