South Africa new 50-rand note (B779a) confirmed introduced on 04.05.2023

According to a press release dated 3 May 2023, these notes are like the preceding issues, but with enhanced security features and new designs featuring “The Big Five” families on the back. The denominations will be released gradually and will circulate in parallel with the preceding issues.

B779 (PNL): 50 rand (US$3.55)

Maroon, olive green, and brown. Front: English text; coat of arms; lion in circle as registration device; preamble to South Africa’s Constitution; Nelson Mandela; two lions in SPARK Live Truspin. Back: Text in English, Xhosa, and Venda; two lions; lion in circle as registration device. Holographic windowed security thread with coat of arms, SARB, lion, and 50. Watermark: Lion and electrotype 50. Printer: (South African Bank Note Company). 140 x 70 mm. Paper.

a. No date. Sig. 10: Kganyago. Intro: 04.05.2023.

Courtesy of Art Levenite.

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