50,000 rials note

The fifty thousand rial banknote is a denomination of Iranian currency that was issued in 2007, and was considered its largest denomination until 2010.

The bill features Rouhollah Khomeini's portrait on the front. There are two designs for the back, the original (2007) is nicknamed as the "atomic banknote" by the western media, and the new design (2015) celebrates the eightieth anniversary of the University of Tehran, however is not commemorative.


Original design

Christian Funke describes the design as follows:
It displayed a map of Iran that was decorated with an atomic model showing the orbital paths of electrons around the central nucleus. Besides the atomic diagram, a Persian translation of [[Hadith of Persian Men


According to Funke:
it shows the main entrance to [[University of Tehran