United Arab Emirates Central Bank Fifty Dirhams Banknote Pick Number 9a Very Fine or Much Better
Description: A nice banknote from the United Arab Emirates. This is the No Date (ND) 1982 issue 50 dirhams issued by the Central Bank of the UAE. The note is purple, dark brown and olive green on multicolored underprint. The front depicts an Oryx to the right and silver arms within light blue circle at upper center. The back, which has the same color scheme as the front, shows Al Jahillie Fort left of center and a sparrow hawk at the left edge near the bottom. The note is in Arabic on the front and has two signatures as well as the serial number in black in Arabic digits while the back is in English and shows the issuing bank and the denomination. This particular note has the serial number 965221 and is series The/1. The note has a water mark showing a sparrow hawk's head. Please carefully review the scans presented as they are part and parcel of our description.
Date: The note is undated but referred to as 1982 issue.
Size: The banknote measures ~5 7/8" by ~2 1/2".
Pick Number: P 9a.
Condition: I would grade this note as a nice very fine with all the details being very well preserved. The note has several vertical folds and quite a bit of wrinkling, but other than that it is intact with no pinholes, graffiti, tears, or splits. The note is lightly soiled with no objectionable staining and retains some of its original stiffness and sheen. The corners are intact with minimum rounding. It just is a beautiful and relatively rare note to add to your collection. Please see photo for additional condition information.