New range of swiss banknotes – 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 1000 swiss francs
- August 10, 2018
The Swiss National Bank unveiled the visual of the new 100-franc note in September 2019. This note is the latest note to be issued in the 9th Swiss Trust Series. It is the work of the Swiss artist Manuela PFUNDER. When designing the new series of banknotes, the SNB took the option of no longer including any personality on the banknotes, but to show on each denomination a characteristic aspect of Switzerland, illustrated by a main element. This aspect is represented by an action, a location in Switzerland and other graphic elements. The Swiss Central Bank is more than 6 years behind in putting this last series of banknotes into circulation. Indeed, it was first delayed by a theft of 1,000 franc banknotes from the printer ORELL FUSSLI. Secondly, some of the security features included in the new range of banknotes proved to be more complex to achieve than expected in mass production.
The transition from the eighth to the ninth series of banknotes began in 2016 and will continue in stages until the end of 2019. The first of the new series, the 50 franc note has been in circulation since April 2016. The 20 franc limit has been in effect since 17 May 2017, and the 10 franc limit since 18 October 2017, the 200 franc limit since autumn 2018 and now the 1000 franc limit. The remaining denomination of the new series, 100 francs, will be issued by the end of 2019. The eighth series tickets remain valid until further notice.
A new range of highly secure banknotes
The bank decided to develop the Durasafe substrate in cooperation with the Grisons-based Landqart. It is a three-layer substrate, consisting of two layers of paper made from cotton and reinforced in the centre by a polymer core. The security elements are numerous. The first possible test is the globe, located on the front of the banknote. If the banknote is tilted from left to right, a golden bow moves across the globe. If you hold the note in front of you and lean it back, the globe changes of colour.
A second security feature is the safety strip placed in the lower half. If the banknote is tilted from left to right, red and green numbers appear on four lines and move in opposite directions. Production costs amount is about 40 cents per note, which represents an additional cost of some 10 cents regarding the old range.
100 francs – Swiss National Bank (SNB)
Dominant color: Blue green
Issue: September 2019
1000 francs – Swiss National Bank (SNB)
It highlights Switzerland’s scientific vocation with the illustration of communication as its main graphic element. Speech is the main element.
Dominant color: Mauve
Dimensions: 70 x 158 mm
Issue: March 13, 2019
Photo montage made from the visuals of the Swiss National Bank
NEW ! – 200 francs – Swiss National Bank (SNB)
It highlights Switzerland’s scientific vocation with the illustration of matter and science as its main graphic element.
Dominant color: Brown
Dimensions: 70 x 151 mm
Issue: 22 august 2018
50 francs – Swiss National Bank (SNB)
Dominant color: green
Dimensions: 70 x 137 mm
20 francs – Swiss National Bank (SNB)
The 20 franc note shows a Switzerland that encourages creativity. Light is the main element.
Dominant color: red
Dimensions: 70 x 130 mm
10 francs – Swiss National Bank (SNB)
Dominant color: yellow
Dimensions: 70 x 123 mm
The Swiss National Bank has posted an online video showing the main security features on the new range of banknotes.
Sources: Swiss central bank and NUMISMAG©.