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20 Schilling

Features

Country Austria
Issuing bank Österreichische Nationalbank (National Bank of Austria)
Period Second Republic (1945-date)
Type Standard banknote
Year 1945
Value 20 Schilling (20 ATS)
Currency Second Schilling (1945-2001)
Composition Paper
Size 137 × 73 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized 12-24-1947
References KK# 222,
Johann Kodnar, Norbert Künstner; 2018. Katalog der österreichischen Banknoten ab 1759. Wien Eigenverlag Johann Kodnar und Norbert Künstner, Vienna. ISBN 9783950433418.
P# 116
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Modern issues 1961-present (25th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248986.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. General issues, 1368-1960 (16th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247071.
  • George S. Cuhaj (editor); 2013. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Specialized Issues (12th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440238833.

Obverse

Bust of young woman facing right on the left. Front-facing half length hatted figure of reaper with sickle and sheaf of wheat.

Lettering:
Zwanzig
Schilling

Designer: Wilhelm Dachauer

Wilhelm Dachauer (5 April 1881, Ried im Innkreis, Austria – 26 February 1951, Vienna) was an Austrian painter. He studied at the Akademie der bildenden Künste in Vienna from 1899 to 1907 and was professor from 1928 to 1944 at the same academy. He based his entire output around farming motifs. He designed numerous Austrian postage stamps. In 1926, his Nibelung series was awarded the the title of "most beautiful stamp in the world". From 1928 to 1944 he was professor at the Vienna Academy of Fine Art and also served there intermittently as rector.

Reverse

Figure walking left on freshly plowed field. Sheaves of wheat left and right.

Lettering:
20 20
Zwanzig Schilling
20 20

Designer: Wilhelm Dachauer

Wilhelm Dachauer (5 April 1881, Ried im Innkreis, Austria – 26 February 1951, Vienna) was an Austrian painter. He studied at the Akademie der bildenden Künste in Vienna from 1899 to 1907 and was professor from 1928 to 1944 at the same academy. He based his entire output around farming motifs. He designed numerous Austrian postage stamps. In 1926, his Nibelung series was awarded the the title of "most beautiful stamp in the world". From 1928 to 1944 he was professor at the Vienna Academy of Fine Art and also served there intermittently as rector.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
1945  KK #222.a; Bold serial number; No watermark
1945  KK #222.b; Thin serial number; No watermark
1945  KK #222.c; Bold serial number; Honeycombe watermark
1945  KK #222.d; Bold serial number; Wide lines watermark
1945  KK #222.e; Stamped "nicht umlauffähig"
1945  KK #222.s; Specimen

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