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