Fifty Kina

Denomination

Fifty Kina Note

Material Paper and Polymer
Colors Orange background colour with shades of green yellow and red on the designs.
 Images

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The front of the Banknote features a design of the National Parliament together with a reduced National Crest on the top left corner. The serial numbers and signatures of the Governor of the Bank of Papua New Guinea and the secretary for Finance appear on the side

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The main feature on the back of the note is a portrait of Sir Michael Somare surrounded by designs of Headdress and masks from the:

  • Bainings (East New Britain)
  • The Orokolo ( Gulf Province)
  • The Huli ( Southern Highlands Province)
  • The Tubuan ( East New Britain Province )
  • A West Sepik and a Malagan Mask ( New Ireland Province)
  • Other features include Karkar spears and artists interpretations of Tapa from the Oro Province
  • Central ( Mekeo) and Morobe ( Siassi) Provinces. 
 Paper

Security Features 

  • Slightly raised print of “50”, National Crest, Legal Tender Clause and words “Bank of Papua New Guinea”
  • Slightly raised printing of Parliament House, with micro printing of words “50 Kina”
  • Water mark of BPNG Logo (viewed when held up to light)
  • Offset Printing (flat printing) used for multi-coloured patterns.
  • Signatures fluoresce when viewed under UV light
  • Serial numbers fluoresce when viewed under UV light 
  • Mettalic thread incorporating micro printing of words “Papua New Guinea” (visible under magnification)
  • Slightly raised printing of Sir Michael Somare
  • Slightly raised printing of “50”, kakar spears and micro-printing of “Papua New Guinea”
  • Slightly raised printing of head-dresses from several Provinces
  • Latent image of “50” which appears when viewed from an angle close to horizental.
 Polymer

Security Features

  • Slightly raised print of “50”, National Crest, Legal Tender Clause and words “Bank of Papua New Guinea”
  • Offset Printing (flat printing) used for multi-coloured patterns.
  • See through front and back shape (when held up to light) register to form a cross
  • Slightly rasied printing of Parliament House, with micro printing of words “50 Kina”
  • Shadow image of BPNG Logo (Viewed when held up to light)
  • Clear window with printing of Bank Logo and “50 PNG” micro lettering
  • Embossed “50” numeral in clear window
  • Optical tread “PNG 50”, viewed when held to light (both sides of the note)
  • Signatures fluoresce when viewed under UV light
  • Serial Numbers fluoresce when viewed under UV light
  • Invisible fluoresce “50” numeral patch, visible under UV light.
  • Slightly raised printing of Sir Michael Somare
  • Slightly rasied printing of “50”, kakar spears, and micro-printing of “Papua New Guinea”
  • Slightly rasied printing of head-dresses from several Provinces
  • Latent image of “50” which appears when viewed from and angle close to horizontal
  • Visible fluorescent pattern, visible under UV light

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