50 Francs Bank in Luzern

Features

Issuer Canton of Lucerne
Type Standard banknote
Year 1877
Value 50 francs (50)
Currency Frank (1798-1850)
Composition Paper
Size 220 × 135 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 202107
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References P# S386,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Modern issues 1961-present (25th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA.
And 2 more volumes.
Richt/Kunz# KA135
Jürg Richter, Ruedi Kunzmann; 2003. Die Banknoten der Schweiz. Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.

Obverse

In the middle, the 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:
50 50
Die Bank in Luzern
zahlt dem Ueberbringer
Fünfzig Franken
Luzern, den 1. Januar 1877.

DER DIRECTOR
DER PRÄSIDENT
DER CASSIER

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:
50 50
BANQUE LUCERNE
50 50

Watermark

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

Printer

Bradbury Wilkinson and Company, United Kingdom (1856-1990)

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
1877-Jan-01  Unsigned

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Past sales

Pictures Sale Date Grade Price
Picture 1 of a sold 50 Francs (Bank in Luzern)Picture 1 of a sold 50 Francs (Bank in Luzern)
Sincona AG
Auction 25
Lot 5433
Internet Archive
Oct 14, 2015 USD 16 292.52
(CHF 15 000.00)
(+ buyer's premium)

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