50 Francs 8th series

Features

Issuer Switzerland
Issuing entity Swiss National Bank
Period Federal State (1848-date)
Type Standard banknote
Years 1994-2012
Value 50 francs
50 CHF = USD 54
Currency Franc (1850-date)
Composition Paper (cotton lint)
Size 148 × 74 mm
Shape Rectangular
Number N# 203288
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References P# 70,
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.
P# 71,
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.
TBB# B351,
Owen W. Linzmayer; 2014. The Banknote Book / Volume 1. Abyssinia - French Sudan. Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom.
And 2 more volumes.
Richt/Kunz# CH25
Jürg Richter, Ruedi Kunzmann; 2003. Die Banknoten der Schweiz. Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.

Series: 8th series

Obverse

Deep olive-green and purple on multicolor underprint. Artist Sophie Taeuber-Arp at upper left, bottom. Vertical format.

Lettering:
50
Sophie Taeuber-Arp 1889-1943

50
Banknoten sind strafrechtlich
geschützt.
Las bancnotas èn protegias
dal dregt penal.

Fünfzig Franken
Tschuncanta Francs

SCHWEIZERISCHE NATIONALBANK
BANCA NAZIUNALA SVIZRA

Designer: Jörg Zintzmeyer

Reverse

Examples of the abstract works of Sophie Täuber-Arp. Vertical format.

Lettering:
50
Le président
du Conseil
Un membre de la
Diréction générale

50
Les billets de banques sont protégés
par le droit pénal.
Le banconote sono protette
dal diritto penale.

Cinquante Francs
Cinquanta Franchi

BANQUE NATIONALE SUISSE
BANCA NAZIONALE SVIZZERA

Jörg Zintzmeyer Z&L Orell Füssli Arts Graphiques SA Zürich Banque nationale suisse

Designer: Jörg Zintzmeyer

Watermark

Portait of Sophie Taeuber-Arp

Signatures

Jakob Schönenberger (JSc) President of the Bank Council
Markus Lusser (ML¹) Chairman of the Governing Board, Department I, Zürich
Hans Meyer (HM²) Vice Chairman of the Governing Board, Department II, Bern
Jean Zwahlen (JZ) Member of the Governing Board, Department III, Zürich
Eduard Belser (EBe) President of the Bank Council
Jean-Pierre Roth (JPR¹) Chairman of the Governing Board, Department I, Zürich
Bruno Gehrig (BGe) Member of the Governing Board, Department III, Zürich
Niklaus Blattner (NB) Vice Chairman of the Governing Board, Department II, Bern
Hansueli Raggenbass (HR) President, the Bank Council
Philipp Hildebrand (PH) Member of the Governing Board, Department III, Zürich
Thomas J. Jordan (TJ²) Vice Chairman of the Governing Board, Department II, Bern
Jean-Pierre Danthine (JPD³) Member of the Governing Board, Department III, Zürich
Jean Studer (JSt) President of the Bank Council
Fritz Zurbrügg (FZ) Vice Chairman of the Governing Board, Department II, Bern

Comments

The first two numbers to the left of the serial number indicate the year of printing.

P#71 : with microperforations "50" in position "D" of the letters at the left edge of the note.



P#70 : similar note without microperforations.

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Date Signatures VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1994  JSc, ML¹ 13% P#70a.65
1994  JSc, HM² 6% P#70a.66
1994  JSc, JZ 4% P#70a.67
1994  JSc, JZ 0% SPECIMEN; serial No. 94A0000000
2002  EBe, JPR¹ 15% P#71a.71
2002  EBe, BGe 4% P#71a.72
2002  EBe, NB 2% P#71a.73
2002  EBe, JPR¹ 0% SPECIMEN; serial No. 02B0000000
2004  HR, JPR¹ 21% P#71b.74
2004  HR, NB 2% P#71b.76
2004  HR, PH 8% P#71b.77
2006  HR, JPR¹ 2% P#71c.74
2006  HR, NB 0% P#71c.76
2006  HR, PH 4% P#71c.77
2010  HR, PH 2% P#71d.77
2010  HR, TJ² 2% P#71d.78
2010  HR, JPD³ 2% P#71d.79
2012  JSt, TJ² 0% P#71e.80
2012  JSt, JPD³ 19% P#71e.81
2012  JSt, FZ 6% P#71e.82

Frequencies show the percentage of Numista users who own each year or variety among all the users who own this banknote. Since some users own several versions, the sum may be greater than 100%.

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