Canton of Ticino
|Value||20 Francs (20)|
|Size||120 × 80 mm|
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.
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DALLA CASSA DELLA BANCA DELLA SVIZZERA ITALIANA
Lugano 1 Ottobre 1874
Value number in an ornate circular frame.
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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|ND (1874-1875)||Handwritten dates vary.|
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