The pound is the official currency in the Falkland Islands since 1833 when the British Government introduced it. The first issued by the Falkland Islands bank was between 1899 and 1901, when notes of 5 and 10 shillings, 1 and 5 pounds, were introduced, followed by the 5 shilling note in 1916. The Falkland Islands pound was divided into 100 pence in 1971, followed by introducing the 50 pence note that replaced the 10 shilling note. Five years later, the 10 pound note was issued, followed by 20 pound in 1984 and 50 in 1990.
Currently are circulating banknotes with denominations 1, 5, 10, 20 and 50 pounds.
The 50 Pounds note front features Queen Elizabeth II (Queen of the United Kingdom and 15 other commonwealth realms). king penguin (Aptenodytes patagonicus) and shield at left, seals at right, Sheep (Ovis arise), Sea lion (Zalophus californianus). The reverse note side has Governor’s house, Cathedral, and Whale Bone monument in Stanley. This note is part of the 1984-1990 series and, its color is blue on a multicolor underprint. (145 x 75 mm)
Text: Fifty Pounds, Government of the Falkland Islands; These notes are legal tender for the payment of any amount; £50 Fifty Pounds, For the Government of the Falkland Islands, Desire the Right, king penguin (Aptenodytes patagonicus), Sheep (Ovis arise), Sea lion (Zalophus californianus), Commissioner of Currency, Governor’s house, Cathedral, and Whale Bone monument in Stanley, Queen Elizabeth II, 50.