Issue dated March 8, 1981-exactly 40 years ago - with the date on the banknote
On banknotes, the year of its issue is usually printed, sometimes the year is not written, and on this banknote there is a full date-8 Mars 1981.
The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is not a large country in size, but with an eventful history: since the X century it has been an independent territory, which received the status of a county in the XI century, in the XIV century it raised its status to a duchy, and in 1817 at the Vienna Congress of the victorious countries of Napoleon it was called a Grand Duchy.
Luxembourg began issuing its own paper money in 1856: by decree of Grand Duke Willem III, the Banque Internationale à Luxembourg (BIL) was formed - a private commercial bank with German capital (Erlanger, Oppenheim, Schaaffhausen'scher Bankverein), which was granted the right to issue bank notes.
The first banknotes were issued by BIL in 1856, the last ones-in 1981, the last banknotes will be discussed.
The banknote of 100 Luxembourg francs issued in 1981, measuring 142 mm x 76 mm, was made by order of BIL in England by Bradbury, Wilkinson & Company, which has been printing banknotes and postage stamps since 1856.