The pound sterling is the official currency of the United Kingdom, Jersey, England, the Isle of Man, Gibraltar, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, the British Antarctic Territory, and Tristan da Cunha. The pound was a unit of account in Anglo-Saxon England, and its origins date back to the reign of King Offa of Mercia (757–796). In 1834, the pound sterling was adopted as official legal tender, replacing the franc. Bank of England notes is accepted as legal tender in Jersey, while Jersey notes are not legal tender in the United Kingdom. Different issues of notes have occurred since 1963, the latter took place in 2010, presenting banknotes in denominations of 1£, 5£, 10£, 20£, 50£ and 100£. The Bank of England oversees the monetary policy of the pound sterling and regulates the amount of money in circulation. Official currency symbol: £/p (pre-decimal).
The 50 Jersey pounds note front design features the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II (Queen of the United Kingdom and 15 other commonwealth realms) on a background containing the Mont Orgueil (Pride or Haughty Mount), which is a medieval castle located in the harbor of Gorey, the National Coat of Arms (consist of a red shield with three gold lions passant guardant), and a sketch of the map of Jersey. The lettering on this side of the note is presented in the English language. The reverse of the note presents a view of the Ouaisné Tower located in Ouaisne bay, which is a tower used as a defensive point throughout Jersey’s history, and some houses on the island of La Marmotière located in Les Écréhous; the design is completed with a sketch of the map of Jersey. The language on this side of the note is presented in the French language. This note is part of the 2010 – 2018 series, and its color is red on a multicolor underprint.
Text: States of Jersey, Promise to pay the bearer Fifty Pound on demand, Treasure of the States, Mont Orgueil, Fifty Pounds, States of Jersey, États de Jersey, Cinquante Livres, Chînquante Louis, Ouaisné Rocco Tower, Les Écréhous, 50£.