Ireland Fifty Pounds banknote 1996 Douglas Hyde

Republic of Ireland Banknotes Fifty Pounds Note
Ireland Fifty Pounds banknote
Banknotes of the Republic of Ireland: Fifty Pounds Note 1992-2001 
Series B Banknotes

The fifty pound note was issued in November 1995 and last in 2001. The front of the note features Douglas Hyde, first President of Ireland, the background features Áras an Uachtaráin set against the interior of the base of the Ardagh Chalice.
Signatures: O'Connaill & Mullarkey.
The back of the note features a piper and the seal of Conradh na Gaeilge. An excerpt from a sixteenth-century manuscript kept by the Royal Irish Academy also features.

Watermark: Lady Hazel Lavery.
The dominant colour of the banknote is blue. Its dimensions are 144 × 76 millimetres.

Douglas Hyde (17 January 1860 – 12 July 1949), known as An Craoibhín Aoibhinn, was an Irish scholar of the Irish language who served as the first President of Ireland from 1938 to 1945. He was a leading figure in the Gaelic revival, and first president of the Gaelic League, one of the most influential cultural organisations in Ireland at the time.

Banknotes of the Republic of Ireland: Series C Banknotes
The Series C Banknotes of the Republic of Ireland were the final series of notes created for the state before the advent of the euro; it replaced Series B Banknotes. The series gradually entered circulation from 1992 and remained in circulation until 2002.
The notes were commissioned by the then Central Bank of Ireland, in five denominations. The Central Bank held a limited competition in 1991 and invited nine Irish artists having decided on the theme itself previous to invitation. The designs of Robert Ballagh were chosen, and his designs were used in all the denominations to follow a unified design pattern.
  The theme for this series was people who contributed to the formation of a modern Ireland, and to this effect it includes politicians, a language, literary and religious figure.
  These notes incorporated a number of sophisticated features for security, and the partially sighted and blind; such features had not previously seen on banknotes in Ireland.
Ireland was one of the first countries to qualify to join the "Euro-Zone".
The Irish pound was replaced by Euro € on 1 January 2002, €1 Euro = £0.787564 Irish pound.

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