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1862 $50 Legal Tender note
1880 $50 Legal Tender, depicting Benjamin Franklin
1891 Silver Certificate
1914 Federal Reserve Note

The United States fifty-dollar bill ($50) is a denomination of United States currency. The 18th U.S. President (1869–77), Ulysses S. Grant, is featured on the obverse, while the U.S. Capitol is featured on the reverse. All current-issue $50 bills are Federal Reserve Notes.

As of December 2013, the average life of a $50 bill in circulation is 8.5 years, or approximately 102 months, before it is replaced due to wear.<ref>http://www.federalreserve.gov/faqs/how-long-is-the-life-span-of-us-paper-money.htm</ref> Approximately 6% of all notes printed in 2009 were $50 bills.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> They are delivered by Federal Reserve Banks in brown straps.

A fifty-dollar bill is sometimes called a Grant, based on the use of Ulysses S. Grant's portrait on the bill.


United States fifty-dollar bill sections
Intro  Large size note history  Small size note history  Proposals to honor Reagan  References  External links  

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