Swiss specimen 50-frank note among the highlights of upcoming Sincona sale

Paper Money On the Block column from the Oct. 6, 2014, issue of Coin World
By , Coin World
Published : 09/18/14
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Bank notes, coins and notgeld are among the lots in Auction 21 offered by Swiss International Coin Auction AG (Sincona) on Oct. 17 in the Hotel Savoy Baur en Ville in Zurich, Switzerland.

Among the nearly 800 lots is a specimen 50-frank note of Switzerland from 1941, Lot 5357. The specimen has an estimate of 15,000 Swiss francs (about $16,000 in U.S. funds).

The face design features a vignette of the head of a young woman, while the back shows a farmer leading a large bull. The word “SPECIMEN” is printed in red on both sides and the note has several star-shaped punch-cancel marks.

A 1914 Belgian 20-franc note (Lot 5008) features a portrait of King Leopold 1 on the face. The back has elaborate guilloche as the main design element.

For more information about the auction, visit the company website

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