50 Nuevos Soles Banknote (since 2011)

50 Nuevos Soles Banknote (since 2011)50 Nuevos Soles Banknote (since 2011)

50 Nuevos Soles Banknote (since 2011)
50 Nuevos Soles Banknote (since 2011)

Banknote Front Image

The front of the new S/. 50 bill shows Abraham Valdelomar Pinto. Born in Ica in 1888 he was a notable Peruvian writer who left later generations some of the most beautiful Peruvian narrations; for his time even some quite daring short stories, theater plays, essays and inimitable chronicles. He was also well known for his illustrations and caricatures.

Abraham Valdelomar Pinto was a regular at the Palais Concert, the establishment for Lima's intellectuals at the time. His statement "Peru is Lima, Lima is the Jirón de la Unión, the Jirón de la Unión is the Palais Concert and the Palais Concert... that's me!" is unforgotten and characteristic of Valdelomar's personality.

Banknote Back Image

The back of the new S/. 50 banknote shows the New Temple of Chavín de Huantar. Chavín de Huantar is an archaeological complex located 400km north of Lima at an elevation of over 3000m. It was built by the Chavín culture beginning at least by 1200BC and served as the religious center and capital of the Chavín culture. The site is composed of several stone structures such as temples, terraces, plazas, canals, tunnels, decks and other buildings.

Important stone structures include the Old Temple, which is the oldest building in Chavín de Huantar. The temple contained obelisks and stone sculptures with amazing relief carvings. The Lanzon Gallery, located at the very center, contained a sculpture of the Lanzon, which is assumed to be the supreme deity of Chavín de Huantar.

The New Temple (also known as "El Castillo") was added to the Old Temple. It was constructed between 500BC and 200BC and is the most famous structure of Chavín de Huantar. Even though architectural design changed over time the New Temple is like the Old Temple based on a gallery of passages and a square. The New Temple as well housed several stone sculptures and of course the Lanzon deity, holding a strombus shell in the right and a Spondylus shell in the left hand.

It is believed that the Estela de Raimondi (a sacred monolith that is minted on the third S/. 1 coin of the "Wealth and Pride of Peru" coin series), which reflects the impressive artistic style of the Chavín culture was originally from the site of Chavín de Huantar.

The archaeological complex of Chavín de Huantar was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1985.

Security Features

With the introduction of the new Nuevos Soles banknotes in 2011 the Peruvian Central Reserve Bank has expanded the implementation of worldwide established security features. Today all banknotes have similar security features making the verifying process really easy. Checking the money you receive for authenticity doesn't take long. So please take the few seconds and check at least by means of the one or other security features explained below if your bills pass the examination.

Watermark

Hold the banknote up to a light source and the area free of prints will be displaying the watermark. The watermark on the S/. 50 bill shows the image of Abraham Valdelomar Pinto, the 50 and a cock. The watermark has multi-tone and three dimensional features giving you the impression of three distinct areas. Furthermore the watermark is formed by different thicknesses in the paper so it appears sharp and clear. On fake banknotes the watermark is printed on, looks blurry and lacks the appearance of the multi-dimensional image.

Security thread

The security stripe is inserted into the paper and can only be seen when holding the bill up to a light source. Then you can as well easily read the text PERU 20 on the stripe and if you have really good eyesight under it three times BRCP (or with a magnifying glass). The text appears clear without any irregularities.

Optical variable ink

Hold the banknote comfortably in both hands and concentrate on the big 50 left of the image of the personality. Bop the note slowly a little bit up and down. As the 50 is printed with an optical variable ink (OVI) it changes its color from pink to green when slightly turned. This security feature is really easy to identify, but very difficult to counterfeit. Therefore on faked bills you won't see any color changes.

Complete the number

Have a look at the upper left corner. There you can see the incomplete number 50, parts are printed in green. Turn the note and you find on the upper right corner again the incomplete number 50, this time parts are printed in pink. Hold the banknote up to a light source and the green parts from the front and the pink parts from the back complete the number 10 perfectly.

Hidden Number

Hold the banknote horizontally in front of your eyes and concentrate on the area on the collar of the jacket. Bop the bill slowly a little bit up and down. If you can find the right angle, the number 50 will appear.

Micro lettering

All new Nuevos Soles banknotes have the on first sight invisible security feature of micro-lettering. Only when using a magnifying glass you can read the prints. Look at the detailed description of all features in the below summary...

Hidden Number

All new Nuevos Soles banknotes have the on first sight invisible security feature of micro-lettering. Only when using a magnifying glass you can read the prints. Look at the detailed description of all features in the below summary...

Fluorescent Fibers

When you closely look at the S/. 50 bill you can see small grey to green fibers spread over the banknote (best discovered at the area free of print where the watermark is). When you place the banknote under UV light these fibers appear red or blue.

Fluorescent Features

Additionally to above mentioned fibers there are lots of other security features one can unfortunately only see under UV light. On the front of the S/. 50 banknote on Abraham Valdelomar Pinto's chin the word BCRP appears under UV light. On the back of the S/. 50 banknote on the image of the Chavín de Huantar Temple three times BCRP50 emerge. And the beautiful Chavín Huaco (a finely made pottery artwork / vessel) on the left changes its color from plain ocher to two fluorescent colors, green and red.

  • Watermark

    Hold the banknote up to a light source and the area free of prints will be displaying the watermark. The watermark on the S/. 50 bill shows the image of Abraham Valdelomar Pinto, the 50 and a cock. The watermark has multi-tone and three dimensional features giving you the impression of three distinct areas. Furthermore the watermark is formed by different thicknesses in the paper so it appears sharp and clear. On fake banknotes the watermark is printed on, looks blurry and lacks the appearance of the multi-dimensional image.

  • Security Stripe

    The security stripe is inserted into the paper and can only be seen when holding the bill up to a light source. Then you can as well easily read the text PERU 20 on the stripe and if you have really good eyesight under it three times BRCP (or with a magnifying glass). The text appears clear without any irregularities.

  • Optical variable Ink

    Hold the banknote comfortably in both hands and concentrate on the big 50 left of the image of the personality. Bop the note slowly a little bit up and down. As the 50 is printed with an optical variable ink (OVI) it changes its color from pink to green when slightly turned. This security feature is really easy to identify, but very difficult to counterfeit. Therefore on faked bills you won't see any color changes.

  • Complete the Number

    Have a look at the upper left corner. There you can see the incomplete number 50, parts are printed in green. Turn the note and you find on the upper right corner again the incomplete number 50, this time parts are printed in pink. Hold the banknote up to a light source and the green parts from the front and the pink parts from the back complete the number 10 perfectly.

  • Discover the Hidden Number 50

    Hold the banknote horizontally in front of your eyes and concentrate on the area on the collar of the jacket. Bop the bill slowly a little bit up and down. If you can find the right angle, the number 50 will appear.

  • Micro-Lettering

    All new Nuevos Soles banknotes are literally plastered with the on first sight invisible security feature of micro-lettering. Only when using a magnifying glass you can read the prints. Look at the front of the bill; inside the 50 on the bottom right corner lines with the word BCRP alternating with lines with the word PERU (on the back of the bill you find the micro-lettered 10 on the left bottom corner)can be read.

    The nice ornament on the bottom left on the front of the bill consists of repeating geometrical figures which shows the number 50 inside rectangles. On top and bottom of the ornament the word BCRP is printed (on the back of the bill you find the micro-lettered ornament on the bottom right).

    Nearly in the middle of the 50 Nuevos Soles banknote at the top and at the bottom three short stripes can be seen. Under a magnifying glass inside the stripes the word BCRP appears continuously. These three stripes as well help blind people to recognize the value of the bill (1 stripe is a S/. 10 banknote, two stripes S/. 20, three stripes S/. 50, 4 stripes S/. 100 and 5 stripes S/. 200).

  • Fluorescent Fibers

    When you closely look at the S/. 50 bill you can see small grey to green fibers spread over the banknote (best discovered at the area free of print where the watermark is). When you place the banknote under UV light these fibers appear red or blue.

  • Fluorescent Features

    Additionally to above mentioned fibers there are lots of other security features one can unfortunately only see under UV light. On the front of the S/. 50 banknote on Abraham Valdelomar Pinto's chin the word BCRP appears under UV light. On the back of the S/. 50 banknote on the image of the Chavín de Huantar Temple three times BCRP50 emerge. And the beautiful Chavín Huaco (a finely made pottery artwork / vessel) on the left changes its color from plain ocher to two fluorescent colors, green and red.

Specifications

Value: 50 Nuevos Soles (New Suns)
Front Image: Abraham Valdelomar Pinto
Back Image: The New Temple Chavín de Huantar, Ancash
Circulation Date: June 2011
Legal Tender: Yes
Size: 140 x 65 mm
Material: 100% Cotton
Color/s: Indigo Red / Indigo Red

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