About #48 - 50 francs Type 1961
Switzerland. Swiss National Bank (Schweizerische Nationalbank). Fifth issue (1954-1977). The banknote is dated 07-07-1955 but its entry into circulation begins from 14-06-1957. Permanently removed from circulation on 01-05-1980. Work of Pierre Gauchat. Printer: De La Rue, London. Dimensions: 173 x 95 mm. No watermark. No security thread. Front and back: print in orange and green. Front: green and red background consisting of graphic shapes and scrolls. The numbering, the alphabet, the place, the date of issue and the signatures are printed in black. The SNB texts and the value in letters are printed in green and in three languages: French, German and Italian. The value in figures "50" is printed in three corners of the thumbnail and in the middle of the thumb in red. The value is repeated five times smaller on the right margin of the note. On the right side, in a vertical rectangle, a portrait of a girl wearing a wreath and at the bottom a rosette with the Swiss cross in white. Fourteen issue dates and seven signature variants with The Cashier, The President of the Bank Council and The Director. Back: the value "50" is repeated five times smaller on the left margin of the note. In a vertical rectangle beside, on a background of flowers in blue and red, the value in red in very big figures and bent at 90 °, as well as the names of the SNB in three languages and in green. On three-quarters of the vignette, a scene symbolizing fertility represented by the picking of apples from an orchard with a mother and her three children. Four specimens are known with the oval stamp of the printer "De La Rue", numbered "9L 00000", "30A 00000", "40A 00000" and "46A 00000" with the surcharge "SPECIMEN" in red diagonally on the front and back. 546609 tickets were not returned (Pick: # 47 and # 48). Other Reference: TBB (The Banknote Book): B333.
Signatures #39 : Otto Kunz / Brenno Galli / Walter Schwegler.
Signatures #40 : Otto Kunz / Brenno Galli / Riccardo Motta.
Signatures #41 : Otto Kunz / Brenno Galli / Max Iklé.
Signatures #42 : Rudolf Aebersold / Brenno Galli / Edwin Stopper.
Signatures #43 : Rudolf Aebersold / Brenno Galli / Alexandre Hay.
Signatures #44 : Rudolf Aebersold / Brenno Galli / Max Iklé.
Signatures #45 : Rudolf Aebersold / Brenno Galli / Fritz Leutwiler.
50 francs Type 1961
50 francs Type 1961