[SOLD!] Consigned: 1961 Switzerland Old Banknote, 1'000 Francs 5th Series Beautiful, Massively Large & Rare. VF-XF/v.Rare!
We have on offer here, a 1961 Switzerland Old Banknote, 1'000 Francs 5th Series Beautiful, Massively Large & Rare. VF-XF/v.Rare!
"The first banknotes in Switzerland were issued in 1825 by the Caisse de dépôt of the city of Bern.
During the 19th century the Cantons had the right of printing notes. Following the law of 8 March 1881 the Swiss National Bank had the exclusive right to issue banknotes in Switzerland. First notes were issued in 1907. Since then, eight series of Swiss franc notes have been printed, six of which have been released for use by the general public, and a new series is expected in 2016."
"Dance of Death, also called Danse Macabre (from the French language), is an artistic genre of late-medieval allegory on the universality of death: no matter one's station in life, the Dance of Death unites all. The Danse Macabre consists of the dead or personified Death summoning representatives from all walks of life to dance along to the grave, typically with a pope, emperor, king, child, and labourer. They were produced to remind people of the fragility of their lives and how vain were the glories of earthly life. Its origins are postulated from illustrated sermon texts; the earliest recorded visual scheme was a now-lost mural in the Saints Innocents Cemetery in Paris dating from 1424 to 1425."