The Namibian dollar is the official currency in Namibia since 1993 when it replaced the South African rand, which had been the currency when the country was under South African rule between 1920 and 1990. The official currency symbol is N$. The first banknotes series were introduced in denominations of N$10, N$20, N$30, N$50, N$100 and N$200. In 2012, the Bank of Namibia a new banknote series with the same denominations, followed by a N$30 commemorative note in 2020.
The 50 Namibian dollars note front design features Hendrik Witbooi (1830 – 1905), who was a chief of the Khowesin people and is regarded as one of the national heroes of Namibia, on a background that illustrates the Parliament building in Windhoek (capital city of Namibia). The symbol of the Bank of Namibia and the note denomination. The reverse note side displays three greater kudus in the middle and, on the left, an enlarged view of the animal’s head. The design is completed with the National Coat of Arms and the denomination. This note is part of the 2012 – 2019 series, and its color is green on a multicolor underprint.
Text: Bank of Namibia, Governor, Kaptein Hendrik Witbooi, Unity – Liberty – Justice, Fifty Namibian Dollars, N$50, Kudu, 2016.