50 Dollar Bill

I am sure that at one point or another you have looked at the various dollar bills that you have with you. You will see 50 dollar bills, 100 dollar bills and even 1 dollar bills. While you use these dollar bills to pay for the services and goods that you want, it is very rarely that you will spend some time looking at various dollar bills. One such dollar bill that you might want to look at is the 50 dollar bill.

This 50 dollar bill or “Grant” as it is also called has been given a face lift to deal with the many counterfeiters who like to use the real versions to see how they can make their own version of a 50 dollar bill. While there are many security features that have been added there is much of the old 50 dollar bill present so that people will not complain.

In this issue of the 50 dollar bill there is a stylized image in red and blue of the American flag. The picture of President Grant is placed a little off center. Just off the lower right side of President Grant’s portrait there is a silver blue star that has been added to the 50 dollar bill. The reverse side of the 50 dollar bill shows an image of the capitol building and has it surrounded by a cloud of small gold stars.

These new designs have been added so that the people who like to print out fake money will have a hard time trying to duplicate this 50 dollar bill. Added security that you can see on the 50 dollar bill is that the number 50 has been given a copper-to-green color changing ability. These types of new design features will allow the various security people and store vendors see if they are be given a genuine 50 dollar bill or if they have a reproduction on their hands.

The very first 50 dollar bills appeared in 1861 along with currency of other denominations. As time passed since the first issue of the 50 dollar bill, the size of the 50 dollar bill has shrunk. Today you will be able to find the 50 dollar bill as being 6.14 inches by 2.61 inches, smaller than what it was in 1861. Then again, the larger notes of yesteryear would definitely have a hard time fitting into the wallets and pocketbooks of today.