This RM50 banknote is the first issuance of Fourth Series back in 21/12/2007. The newly issuance of RM50 in 15/7/2009 has removed the logo of the country's golden jubilee celebrations located at the upper right corner of the reverse note.
This series of RM50 banknote retains the predominant colour of green-blue. The main theme of the design is the National Mission where the first thrust is "to move the economy up the value chain" which reflects Malaysia's economic transformation to the higher value-added activities in the agriculture, manufacturing and services sectors of the economy.
The Front features the portrait of the first Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Tuanku Abdul Rahman ibni Tuanku Muhammad, on the right and the national flower hibiscus is in the centre on the front of this new banknote. Design patterns from songket weaving, which are in the background and edges of the banknote, are featured to reflect the traditional Malaysian textile handicraft and embroidery.
The Back features Malaysia's first Prime Minister, Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj at the historic declaration of Malaya's independence in 1957. It also features the Oil Palm as one of the main contributing sectors in agriculture.