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Third banknote series, 1918

Between 1918 and 1930, these notes were either designed and issued periodically as 'war notes', or else they were Printinged as reserve notes. (Recommended reading: The Swiss banknote 1907–1997, Michel de Rivaz, COLLECTION LA MEMOIRE DE L'OEIL, ISBN 2-88100-080-0)

100

Portrait front
William Tell in left-hand medallion
Motif back
Ornaments, rosette, Jungfrau massif
Main colour
Brown and blue
Design
Balzer (Orell Füssli employee)
Dimensions
115 x 180 mm
Date of issue
27 September 1918
Date of recall
1 July 1925
Worthless from
1 July 1945
Printing
Orell Füssli, Zurich

100

Portrait front
William Tell in left-hand medallion
Motif back
Ornaments, rosette, Jungfrau massif
Main colour
Brown and blue
Design
Balzer (Orell Füssli employee)
Dimensions
115 x 180 mm
Date of issue
Reserve note
Printing
Orell Füssli, Zurich

20

Portrait front
'Pestalozzi' (Swiss educationalist) in right-hand medallion
Motif back
Swiss cross in centre of note
Main colour
Blue
Design
Picture: Feli x  Maria Diogg
Line drawing: Traugott Willi
Dimensions
86 x 143 mm
Date of issue
15 July 1930
Date of recall
1 April 1956
Worthless from
1 April 1976
Printing
Orell Füssli, Zurich

20

Portrait front
'Pestalozzi' (Swiss educationalist) in right-hand medallion
Motif back
Swiss cross in centre of note
Main colour
Blue
Design
Orell Füssli
Dimensions
86 x 143 mm
Date of issue
Reserve note
Printing
Orell Füssli, Zurich

20

Portrait front
Woman from Fribourg in left-hand medallion
Motif back
Ornaments, rosette, value numeral
Main colour
Greyish blue
Design
Based on a picture by Pietro Chiesa
Dimensions
88 x 14 mm
Date of issue
Reserve note
Printing
Orell Füssli, Zurich