Print

First banknote series, 1907

During the period between the establishment of the Swiss National Bank and the opening of its counters, there was not enough time to create new banknotes. It was therefore decided to print the first notes, the so-called interim notes, according to the pattern used by earlier banks of issue, adding an overprint in the form of a red rosette with the Swiss cross.
(Recommended reading: The Swiss banknote 19071997, Michel de Rivaz, COLLECTION LA MEMOIRE DE L'OEIL, ISBN 2-88100-080-0)

1000

Portrait front
Helvetia
Motif back
Ornaments
Main colour
Purple
Dimensions
132 x 215 mm
Date of issue
20 June 1907
Date of recall
1 July 1925
Worthless from
1 July 1945
Printing
Copper plates: Bradbury Wilkinson Ltd., London
Typography and numbering: Stämpfli & Co., Berne
Intaglio printing: Benziger & Co., Einsiedeln

500

Portrait front
Helvetia
Motif back
Ornaments
Main colour
Green
Dimensions
126 x 199 mm
Date of issue
20 June 1907
Date of recall
1 July 1925
Worthless from
1 July 1945
Printing
Copper plates: Bradbury Wilkinson Ltd., London
Typography and numbering: Stämpfli & Co., Berne
Intaglio printing: Benziger & Co., Einsiedeln

100

Portrait front
Helvetia
Motif back
Ornaments
Main colour
Blue
Dimensions
116 x 183 mm
Date of issue
20 June 1907
Date of recall
1 July 1925
Worthless from
1 July 1945
Printing
Copper plates: Bradbury Wilkinson Ltd., London
Typography and numbering: Stämpfli & Co., Berne
Intaglio printing: Benziger & Co., Einsiedeln

50

Portrait front
Helvetia
Motif back
Ornaments
Main colour
Yellowish green
Dimensions
103 x 166 mm
Date of issue
20 June 1907
Date of recall
1 July 1925
Worthless from
1 July 1945
Printing
Copper plates: Bradbury Wilkinson Ltd., London
Typography and numbering: Stämpfli & Co., Berne
Intaglio printing: Benziger & Co., Einsiedeln