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100 Francs

Features

Country Canton of Zürich
(Swiss cantons)
Type Standard banknote
Years 1883-1890
Value 100 Francs (100)
Currency Frank (1806-1848)
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
BANK IN ZÜRICH
zahlt dem Uberbringer, bei Sicht,
HUNDERT FRANKEN
In gesetzlicher Barschaft
ZÜRICH 1. Juli 1883

DER KASSIER

DER DIREKTOR

DER PRÄSIDENT

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

Comments

Richter/Kunzmann K141

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 84 for 10,750 CHF.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
1883  1 July 1883
1890  1 October 1890

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