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50 Schilling

Features

Country Austria
Issuing bank Österreichische Nationalbank (National Bank of Austria)
Period Second Republic (1945-date)
Type Standard banknote
Year 1945
Value 50 Schilling (50 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# 117
  • 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

Portrait of young Hubert Sterrer, son of Karl Sterrer in round medallion.

Lettering:
Fünfzig
Schilling
Oesterreichische Nationalbank
Wien, am 29. Mai 1945

Designers: Rudolf Junk , Karl Sterrer

Rudolf Junk (23 February 1880, Vienna – 20 December 1943, Rekawinkel, Lower Austria ) was an Austrian graphic artist and painter. He was the pupil of artist Heinrich Lefler. From 1908, he was a member of the Hagenbund Society, becoming president in 1911. From 1924 to 1943, he was the director of the Federal Training and Research Institute of Graphic Arts in Vienna. As a commercial artist at the Austrian state printing press, he designed numerous Austrian kronen and shilling banknotes, as well as an array of bonds, stamps and postage stamps.
Karl Sterrer (1885, Vienna – 1972, Vienna) was a painter and graphic artist. He was the son of the sculptor Carl Sterrer. He created famous propaganda posters for the war effort during the First World War. His work received many national and international awards, such as the Prix de Rome, the Kaiserpreis and the Reichel Prize. In 1953, he received the Austrian state prize. From 1921, he taught at the Vienna Academy and was its rector between 1937 and 1938.

Reverse

View of the municipality of Maria Wörth on lake Wörther in a round medallion.

Lettering: Fünfzig Schilling

Designers: Rudolf Junk , Josef Seger

Rudolf Junk (23 February 1880, Vienna – 20 December 1943, Rekawinkel, Lower Austria ) was an Austrian graphic artist and painter. He was the pupil of artist Heinrich Lefler. From 1908, he was a member of the Hagenbund Society, becoming president in 1911. From 1924 to 1943, he was the director of the Federal Training and Research Institute of Graphic Arts in Vienna. As a commercial artist at the Austrian state printing press, he designed numerous Austrian kronen and shilling banknotes, as well as an array of bonds, stamps and postage stamps.
Josef Seger (1908, Alt-Karlsthal, East Silesia – 1998, Vienna) was a graphic artist, pupil of Alfred Cossmann. Seger studied at the Federal Training and Research Institute of Graphic Arts before finishing his studies at the Vienna Academy of Fine Art. He illustrated many books and designed an array of postage stamps, including the famous Austrian Livery series. He also designed a mosaic, Sennen-Ave, for the Chapel of Peace in Malbun, Lichtenstein.

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Year Signatures No. printed G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1945  KK#226.a; Watermark: wide lines; Green print
1945  KK#226.b; Watermark: wide lines; Dark green print
1945  KK#226.c; No watermark; Serial number above 3,000
1945  KK#226.s; Specimen

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