100 Francs

Features

Country Canton of Aargau
(Swiss cantons)
Type Standard banknote
Years 1883-1906
Value 100 francs (100)
Currency Frank (1805-1850)
Composition Paper
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized Yes

Obverse

Date, value, issuer and signatures inside an ornamental frame with an oval wreath of grapevines with grapes. Cartouche with value above and below. On the left: standing and draped Libertas (Roman goddess and personification of Liberty) wearing diadem and holding shield facing right. On the right: kneeling child supporting cartouche with value.

Lettering:
DIE
AARGAUISCHE BANK
zahlt dem Uberbringer, bei Sicht,
HUNDERT FRANKEN
In gesetzlicher Barschaft
AARAU 1. Juli 1883

DER KASSIER

DER DIREKTOR

Engravers: Josef Storck, Albert Walch

Reverse

Three connected decorative frames; the value in three languages: French, German and Italian inside the middle frame. Head of Hermes looking inward in each of the external round frames. Cartouche with value in each corner.

Lettering:
CENT FRANCS
HUNDERT FRANKEN
CENTO FRANCHI

100 100 100 100

Engraver: Josef Storck

Comments

Richter/Kunzmann K3a

Print: Wilkinson and Co. London (copperplate printing); Stämpfli, Bern (typographic text printing); Benziger and Co. Einsiedeln (typographic text printing for the 1888 issue). Paper was supplied by T.H. Saunders, London.

Watermark: 100

Signatures: Most banknotes are signed by three people, but the titles vary (e.g. "Präsident", "Der Präsident", "Der Direktor", "Kassier", "Der Kassier", "Vice-Direktor" etc)

Sold by SINCONA AG, Auction 5, 23 May 2012, Lot 80 for 13,000 CHF.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
1883  1 July 1883
1890  1 January 1890
1893  1 January 1893
1899  1 January 1899
1906  1 January 1906

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