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1000 Franken 1931, World War II fake banknote, Switzerland

in Krause book Number: 37s
Years of issue: 10.12.1931
Edition: Serie: 1K(50001)-1L 150 000
Signatures: Der Präsident des Bankrates: Dr. Alfred Sarasin (5.3.1927 – 9.3.1935), Der Hauptkassier: Herr K. Bornhauser (1913 - 1936), Ein Mitglied des Direktoriums: Herr Gottlieb Bachmann (1.7.1925–15.3.1939)
Serie: Second Series
Specimen of: 01.01.1910
Material: 100% raw cotton
Size (mm): 216 x 131
Printer: Unknown printer

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1000 Franken 1931, World War II fake banknote




1000 Franken 1931, World War II fake banknote

On the left side - portrait of the young woman. Till now I still looking for any more concrete information about that image.

Denominations in numerals are in three corners and centered on background, in numeral and in words centered, on the foreground.


This banknote is a fake, though not modern, but since the Second World War. The 1G series was not issued with the date of December 10, 1931, but only with the date of June 16, 1931 !!!

Banknotes with such a series are even included in the catalog of Swiss coins and banknotes - almost everything coincides, especially a fuzzy background image.

Unfortunately, I do not know the full history of these fakes. Honestly, in my opinion, the discrepancy between the series and the release date is too obvious a blunder for more or less professional counterfeiters, but ... who knows, maybe in those years it was not considered such an obvious flaw.

I want to say - since I do not collect fakes, but I know that there are people who are interested in just such papers, then - I can sell this one to an interested collectioner (please, write via website). You see the catalog price on the photo (price in Swiss francs).


1000 Franken 1931, World War II fake banknote

Metallurgists at work.

Denominations in numerals are in all corners.


Graphic artist (obverse): Ferdinand Hodler.

Graphic artist (reverse): Eugène Burnand.

Ferdinand Hodler (March 14, 1853, Berne - May 19, 1918, Geneva) was one of the best-known Swiss painters of the nineteenth century. His early works were portraits, landscapes, and genre paintings in a realistic style. Later, he adopted a personal form of symbolism he called Parallelism.

These notes, which were first issued between 1911 and 1914, were replaced in 1956-57. This represents an extraordinarily long life-span. The 5-franc note was intended to replace the silver 5-franc coin, which was stockpiled during times of war or serious crisis and thus effectively removed from payment transactions. Of all the National SNB's denominations, this note was in circulation for the longest period of time and was only recalled in 1980.