About #NA - 500 francs Type 1949 not issued
Switzerland. Swiss National Bank (Schweizerische Nationalbank). Fourth issue (1938-1950). Banknote created on 01-08-1949 but not finished and kept in reserve. Work by Hans Erni. Printer: Art Institute Orell Füssli AG, Zurich. Dimensions: 210 x 116 mm. No watermark. No security thread. Front and back: Multicolored print predominantly red-brown. Front: bottom composed in the center of a multicolored rosette. Around, a red-brown frame composed of rosettes and ornaments. The numbering is repeated twice and printed in black. The translation texts of the SNB are printed in red-brown and the values in black letters in horizontal on the front and in three languages: German, French and Italian. The issue date and signatures are printed in black. The numerical value "500" is repeated three times at the corners in rosettes. On the left in the center, the Swiss cross in white in a large medallion. Top right, medallion portrait of a young woman. Three types of signatures with The Cashier Erich Blumer, The Chairman of the Board Alfred Müller Bank and The Director Paul Rossy. On the back: red-brown frame composed of rosettes and ornaments with the numerical value "500" repeated in the corners. In the center, a chemist experimenting in his laboratory pours the contents of a beaker. In the box at the top and bottom and on the sides, The SNB texts in three languages: German, French and Italian. No known specimen for the Type. Banknote remained in the test proof. Four copies of this proof are known, all of the series "4M" and numbered "012352".Other References: TBB (The Banknote Book): B329 or Richter : PR2b.
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