50 Francs

Features

Country Canton of Lucerne
(Swiss cantons)
Type Standard banknote
Year 1877
Value 50 francs (50)
Currency Frank (1798-1850)
Composition Paper
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized Yes
References P# S386a
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Modern issues 1961-present (25th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248986.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. General issues, 1368-1960 (16th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247071.
  • George S. Cuhaj (editor); 2013. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Specialized Issues (12th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440238833.

Obverse

Name of the bank and value indication in monogram form. On the left: a woman's head
above the city view. On the right: head of William Tell above the city view. Below, in the
middle: the lion monument, flanked by the serial number.

Lettering:
Die Bank in Luzern
zahlt dem Unternehmer
Fünfzig Franken
Luzern, den 1 Januar 1877
DER PRESIDENT
DER DIRECTEUR
DER CASSIER
50

Reverse

Name of the bank in French, in the corners the decorative value numbers. In the middle: the winged Mercury head between the name of the bank in monogram form.

Lettering: BANQUE LUCERNE

Comments

Printed at: Bradbury, Wilkinson & Co., London

Watermark in two lines: "50 FR." and "BANK IN LUZERN" in a slightly darker colour.

Sold by SINCONA at Auction 27, 16.10.2015 , Lot 5433 for 15,000 CHF.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
1877  1 January 1877, "Formular", unsigned

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