New banknotes for Switzerland

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In April 6, 2016

Source: The SNB;  The Wall Street Journal

6th April 2016:   The Swiss National Bank unveiled its new 50 franc note, a colorful and artistic debut to a new line of bank notes.

The eighth banknote series will gradually be replaced by the ninth in a process scheduled to take place between 2016 and 2019.

The 20-franc note is planned for the following year. The remaining banknotes will subsequently be issued at half-yearly or yearly intervals. The SNB will announce each new date well in advance. Issuance of the entire new series is expected to be completed by 2019.

Notes from the eighth banknote series remain valid until further notice.

The design of the new banknotes at a glance: In the ninth banknote series the Swiss National Bank is breaking new ground on the design front – it is moving away from the depiction of well-known personalities altogether. Each note in the new series depicts a typically Swiss characteristic, which is then illustrated graphically using a key motif. Each characteristic is communicated via an action, a Swiss location and various graphic elements. The inspiration behind the new banknote series is ‘The many facets of Switzerland’.

CHF50  Photo: The Wall Street Journal/AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

The 50-franc note focuses on the wealth of experiences Switzerland has to offer – expressed by the wind, the note’s key motif.

Main colour:        Green

Dimensions:         70 x 137 mm

The 50-franc note will be in circulation from 12 April 2016.