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20 Francs

Features

Country Canton of Ticino
(Swiss cantons)
Type Standard banknote
Years 1874-1875
Value 20 Francs (20)
Currency Franco (1803-1850)
Composition Paper
Size 120 × 80 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized Yes

Obverse

Value indication with the name of the bank in a guilloche, rectangular frame. In the lower section: the handwritten date of issue as well as the handwritten signatures of the main cashier and the bank director. The Ticino tax stamp is in the left half.

Lettering:
20 20
BONO

FRANCHI VENTI
moneta legale
pagabili al portatore
DALLA CASSA DELLA BANCA DELLA SVIZZERA ITALIANA
IN LUGANO

Lugano 1 Ottobre 1874

IL CASSIERE

IL DIRETTORE

Reverse

Value number in an ornate circular frame.

Lettering: 20

Comments

Richter/Künzmann KA210

Starting from 1874, Banca Svizzera Italiana issued CHF 200,000, divided into nominal values ​​of CHF 50, 20, 10 and 5. Only one or two pieces of the 20 CHF are known in private collections today according to Richter/Künzmann.

Sold by SINCONA AG, Auction 5, 23 May 2012, Lot 83 for 16,000 CHF. The only private piece known, according to the auction catalog.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (1874-1875)  Handwritten dates vary.

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