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All SNB banknote series

Banknotes in circulation

These banknotes were put into circulation between 1995 and 1998 and are legal tender.

Eighth banknote series (1995)

The banknotes by Jörg Zintzmeyer. Interplay of security and design.

Reserve series

Seventh banknote series (1984)

The banknotes by Roger and Elisabeth Pfund were never issued.

Recalled, but still exchangeable banknotes

These banknotes have been recalled as of 1 May 2000 and are thus no longer legal tender. They can still be exchanged at the Swiss National Bank, however, at full nominal value for 20 years from the date of recall, i.e. until 30 April 2020.

Instruction sheet for exchanging recalled banknotes
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Sixth banknote series (1976)

The banknotes by Ernst and Ursula Hiestand. The "Borromini" era.

Valueless banknotes

Valueless banknotes are no longer legal tender. They may, however, have some collector's value. The price depends on supply and demand and on what state the notes are in. Contrary to numismatists, antique dealers and commercial banks with a numismatics department, the Swiss National Bank does not deal in valueless banknotes.

Fifth banknote series (1956)

The banknotes by Pierre Gauchat and Hermann Eidenbenz. The „Saint Martin“ and the „Thistle“.

Fourth banknote series (1938)

The banknotes by Hans Erni and Viktor Surbeck. These banknotes were never issued.

Third banknote series (1918)

The banknotes by Orell Füssli. This series was only partially issued.

Second banknote series (1911)

The banknotes by Ferdinand Hodler and Eugène Burnand. The "woodcutter" and the "mower": money as art.

First banknote series (1907)

Interim banknotes. Banknotes become the exclusive preserve of the National Bank.