Friday, December 8, 2023

The $50 bill and why it’s the second hardest to find in the United States

While it is rare to find a two-dollar bill, it is also difficult to find a $50 bill, as it has a history that makes it less popular. Find out what it is and other interesting facts about this nomination.

The US bill currently in circulation is the model that has been issued since 2004, according to the US Currency Auctions (USCA) website, which adds that its useful life is 12.2 years, the longest after the $100 bill. (22.9 years). What is its value? The general thing is that they are of the same value, although there are some for which you can pay more than their denomination, such as from 1862, which is valued between 80 and 100 dollars in the numismatic market.


The $50 bill, issued by the Federal Reserve, has subtle blue background colors, among other details.

  • Obverse: depicted with the image of US President Ulysses S. Grant
  • Back: The United States Capitol is visible.
Characteristics of the United States $50 bill (Image: USCA)


The $50 bill is the second hardest to find, apparently, because there are some superstitions that it brings bad luck.

Las Vegas gamblers did not receive tickets from that nomination. And part of the unpopularity may be due to the fact that Ulysses S. Grant, the image of the $50, walked into his office on Wall Street one day as a rich man and went bankrupt in the afternoon.

These $50 bills have been around since 1862 and Grant’s effigy was only added in 1914, but because of that legend they saw it as a curse. Because of him, a congressman even tried in 2010 to replace him with former President Ronald Reagan, but he did not succeed.


The Treasury Department is printing a total of 756,096,000 $50 bills by 2022, a record number in more than four decades totaling $37.8 billion. In 2018, 364.8 billion were ordered to be printed.

The CNN network explained at the time that this was due to the demand for physical tickets created by the coronavirus pandemic in 2020.

Total $50 bills in circulation totaled $124.2 billion in 2022, or 5.4% of the $2.26 trillion in banknotes in circulation (the majority, $1.8 trillion, in $100 bills) in 2022.

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