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50 Swiss franc note obverse




50 Swiss franc note








+ Swiss franc- General information

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Description:
Size: 148 x 74 mm 
Basic colour: green
Date of issue: 3 October 1995


50 Swiss franc note obverse 50 Swiss franc note reverse



+Design elements:

Obverse                         Reverse

50 Swiss franc note specimen obverse design 50 Swiss franc note specimen reverse design



+ Obverse

The portrait of the front side of 50 Swiss franc note shows Sophie Taeuber- Arp(1889-1943), one of the outstanding artist of this cetury. Her work ncludes painting, textiles, sculptures and reliefs. 


[1] Microtext


50 Swiss franc note microtext front



+ Reverse

[A] "Relief rectangulaire" 1936

[B] "Tete dada" 1919
[C] Composition "Aubette" 1927
[D] "Lignes ouvertes" 1939
[1] Microtext (back side)


50 Swiss franc note microtext back 



+Security Features: (combined security concept of current series Swiss franc notes)


Obverse                           Reverse

50 Swiss franc note specimen obverse50 Swiss franc note specimen reverse

Obverse

+ [A] The magic number

50 Swiss franc security feature magic number 50 Swiss franc note security feature a2


Security feature [A] shows the denomination of the banknote printed in a shimerring transparent colour. It is especially easy to see when the light falls on the feature at a particular angle.

Test: Hold the bankonte like a sheet of paper you want to read. If you cannot read the magic number, tilt the note slouly towards the light until it appears.


[B] Watermark digits

50 Swiss franc note security feature Watermark digits


Security feature [B] is a watermark in the not epaper reproducing the denomination of the note.

Test: Hold the note up to the light. If you look closely, you will see the watermark digits  beneath the colour printing.


[C]Intaglio digits: The coloured number


50 Swiss franc note security feature coloured number   

As security feature [C], the denomination of the bankonote is produced by an intaglio process. It is rough to touch and leaves traces when rubbed.

Test: Rub the coloured number on a sheet of paper. The ink leaves distinct traces.
 


[D] The perforated nubmer


50 Swiss franc note security feature perforated nubmer 

The denomination is made of very fine perforations.

Test: When held up to the light, the denomination is seen as perforated surface.
 


[E] Optically Variable Ink(OVI) The chameleon number
 

50 Swiss franc note security feature Optically Variable Ink(OVI)50 Swiss franc note security feature e2

As security features [E] the denomination of the Swiss franc note is printed with special ink. The chameleon number chnages colour whenever the light falls on it from a different angles.

Test: Hold the bankonte like a sheet of paper you want to read and look at the hameleon number. Tilt the note slowly away from you or towards you, and you will see the colour of the chameleon number change.


[F] Ultraviolet digits

50 Swiss franc note security feature Ultraviolet digits

As security feature [F] the denomination on the left edge of the note appears dark under UV light and brightly fluorescent on the right side.

Test: You need an ultraviolet lamp to see a dark UV number on the left-hand side and directly opposite a bright fluorescent figure. At the same time the left side of the portrait is brightly fluorescent and the right side is dark.


[G] Metallic digits: The glittering number


50 Swiss franc note security feature glittering number50 Swiss franc note security feature g2

As security feature [G], the banknote denomination is reproduced in metal-coated form.

Test:  Hold the bankonte like a sheet of paper you want to read. When you move it, the nimber has a silvery glitter. Under a magnifyng glass you can see the monogram of Swiss national bank SNB BNS in the glttering number.It is partially coverd by ink.


[F] Tilt effect

50 Swiss franc note tilt effect

As security feature [H], the banknote denomination is printed in such a may that it can only be seen from an unusual angle.

Test: Hold the note horisontally at eye level so that you can see the front of the note at an extremely sharp angle. Now you should be able to see number appear.



[1] Transparent register

Tilt effect of 50 Swiss franc note Transparent register 


[2] Watermark portrait

50 Swiss franc note Watermark portrait

In the top-right hand corner on the front of the Swiss franc note, a watermark portrait can be seen looking at the same direction as the printed portrait.


[3] Guilloches

50 Swiss franc note security feature 1


The fine entwined lines can change colour from line to line or within the line itself.


[4] The moving number

50 Swiss franc note The moving number 50 Swiss franc


In the middle of the note is the Kinegram®: the banknote denomination, shown on spetial silver foils, appears to move. Two other smaller Kinegram® show the Swiss cross and the monogram of the Swiss National Bank:  SNB BNS. The form of the Kinegram®, the positioning of two smaller Kinegram® and the movement of the numbers differ from denomination to denoination.

Test: Check he paper and raised print Kinegram®. The moving number appears to run across the Kinegram®. The swiss croses and the monograms also seem to move.

[5] Microtext. On both sides of the banknote, a short text about the person portrayed is reproduced in a print so small that a powerful magnifying glass is needed to read.


[6] Symbol for the visually handicapped

50 Swiss franc note visually handicapped


A symbol is perceptible to the touch and different for each denomination is embossed at the lower end of the front of each note to enable the blind and vision impaired to recognise the face value.

Reverse


[1] Serial number
 
50 Swiss franc note Serial number 

Each Swiss franc note bears a serial number in two different places and two different colours. The serial number is a combination of letters and digits.


[2]Security thread

50 Swiss franc note security thread 

A mettalic thread is embedded in paper and emerges as a series of silver dashes on the back of the Swiss franc note. When held up to the light, the thread appears as a bolt continuous line.


[3] Microtext


 Microtext. On both sides of the banknote, a short text about the person portrayed is reproduced in a print so small that a powerful magnifying glass is needed to read.









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