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

Prevailing colour

purple

Format (mm)

132x215

Date of first issue

20.6.1907

Date of recall

1.7.1925

Worthless from

1.7.1945

Print

Copper plates: Bradbury Wilkinson Ltd., London
Typography and enumeration: Stämpfli & Co., Bern
Copperplate printing: Benziger & Co., Einsiedeln

500

Portrait front

Helvetia

Motif back

Ornaments

Prevailing colour

green

Format (mm)

126x199

Date of first issue

20.6.1907

Date of recall

1.7.1925

Worthless from

1.7.1945

Print

Copper plates: Bradbury Wilkinson Ltd., London
Typography and enumeration: Stämpfli & Co., Bern
Copperplate printing: Benziger & Co., Einsiedeln

100

Portrait front

Helvetia

Motif back

Ornaments

Prevailing colour

blue

Format (mm)

116x183

Date of first issue

20.6.1907

Date of recall

1.7.1925

Worthless from

1.7.1945

Print

Copper plates: Bradbury Wilkinson Ltd., London
Typography and enumeration: Stämpfli & Co., Bern
Copperplate printing: Benziger & Co., Einsiedeln

50

Portrait front

Helvetia

Motif back

Ornaments

Prevailing colour

yellowish green

Format (mm)

103x166

Date of first issue

20.6.1907

Date of recall

1.7.1925

Worthless from

1.7.1945

Print

Copper plates: Bradbury Wilkinson Ltd., London
Typography and enumeration: Stämpfli & Co., Bern
Copperplate printing: Benziger & Co., Einsiedeln