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On offer here is a rare 1957 Switzerland 500 Francs "Fountain of Youth" Large Banknote (5th Series). This is a general circulation banknote that can be used in Switzerland from the periods of 1957-1980. Very rarely are such pieces available today, and these are well-sought after by collector communities internationally as rare antiquities. These are probably the most beautiful antique banknotes ever produced and seen in history. Country: Switzerland Value: 500 CHF (Swiss Francs) Dimensions: 210x115 mm Main Colour: Brown-Red Obverse: Head of Swiss Maiden Reverse: Fountain of Youth Designer: Pierre Gauchat Date of Issue: 14th Jun 1957 Date of Withdrawal: 1st May 1980 The Fountain of Youth is a spring that supposedly restores the youth of anyone who drinks or bathes in its waters. Tales of such a fountain have been recounted across the world for thousands of years, appearing in writings by Herodotus (5th century BCE), the Alexander romance (3rd century CE), and the stories of Prester John (early Crusades, 11th/12th centuries CE). Stories of similar waters were also evidently prominent among the indigenous peoples of the Caribbean during the Age of Exploration (early 16th century), who spoke of the restorative powers of the water in the mythical land of Bimini. Fairly priced, it's authenticity is guaranteed for life! Open to offers. You are looking at an original quality listing by With 100% excellent Feedback, you can buy with confidence! Thank you for viewing this listing. Please feel free to email any questions - Keywords: Golden Gold Silver Platinum Diamond Emerald Ruby Sapphire Jade Opal Coin Medal Thaler Taler Yen Won Dollar Cent Peso VOC British Straits Borneo Sumatra Java Batavia Malaya Aceh Malacca Singapore Malaysia Indonesia Japan DPRK North Korea Cuba China Sultanate Victoria Edward George Elizabeth Dragon Eagle Proof UNC Uncirculated Merchant Trade King Emperor Queen Gift Present Piastre Indochine Cochin Ducat

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