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Iran 50000 Rials (2007)

Item Code: IR-149A

Obverse: Imam Ayatollah Sayyid Ruhollah Mousavi Khomeini (1902 - 1989). Ornate floral designs. Reverse: Outline map of Iran and of Persian Gulf. Symbol of a nuclear power with electrons orbiting an atom. Planet Saturn. Text referring to Iran's nuclear ambition, a quotation by the prophet Mohammad that says: "If knowledge exists in the Pleiades, some of the Persians would reach it" or "If the science exists in this constellation, men from Persia will reach it". Watermark: Imam Ayatollah Sayyid Ruhollah Mousavi Khomeini; electrotype 50000. Signatures: Dr. Ebrahim Sheibani (Head of the Central Bank); Dr. Davood Danesh Jafari (Minister of Wealth). Security features: Security fibres (hairs), central part of the obverse and the nuclear symbol on reverse fluoresce under ultraviolet light. Segmented vertical 2mm wide security thread. Consecutively running red serial numbers on the obverse of the banknote. Watermarked paper. Predominant colours: Purple, olive green and sandy brown. Artist: Unknown. Security thread: Segmented vertical 2mm wide. Printing method: Intaglio. Issuer: Central Bank of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Date of Issue: 11 March 2007. Date of withdrawal: N/a. Lapse: N/a. Total issue: Unknown. Material: Cotton paper. Printer: Central Bank of Iran, Banknote Printing and Minting Organization "Takab" (CBI).

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Dimensions: 167 x 79 mm

Security Thread: The note has a windowed holographic security thread with 2.5 mm width, showing the logo of The Central Bank of the Islamic Republic of Iran. The color of this thread varies with a slight change of light angle; meanwhile the invisible English text of "50000" within the thread is recognizable when light reflects from back side of the paper.

Paper: 100% cotton.

Invisible Fluorescent Fibers: Fluorescent colored fibers in green, blue, red and yellow embedded in the paste of paper become visible under ultra violet light on the obverse and reverse sides.

Printing Technique: Dry Offset.

Serial Number: Letterpress printing of serial number with single color fluorescent ink, changes under ultra violet light to golden color.

Microprint: The text of "50000 FIFTY THOUSAND RIALS" is in negative and positive microprint and appears in the top and bottom of the upper and lower front borders and in the left side of the map design on the reverse side. Also the top and bottom of lower border on the reverse side of the note contains microprint of the numeral "50000" which changes from left to right in thickness, from thin to thick lines. The texts are visible under a magnifying glass.

See-Through: On the lower-left side there is a "See-Through Image" of the denomination (50000) which is completed when the banknote is held up to the light.

Intaglio Printing: This feature can be easily detected by touch in some parts of the Banknote.

Intaglio Sign for the blind: On the lower-left of the front side there are three intaglio dots inside border lines, for the visually handicapped.

Latent Image: When the banknote is tilted horizontally at eye level and held under a light source, the numeral "50000" appears vertically on the right dark green floral design near the portrait and the text "FIFTY THOUSAND RIALS" on the lower dark green border of the front side.


Texts: Central Bank of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Fifty Thousand Rials. Persian Gulf.

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