Print

Third banknote series, 1918

Between 1918 and 1930, these bills were either designed and issued in intervals as so-called war notes, or else they were printed 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 side medallion

Motif back

Ornaments, rosette, and Jungfrau massif

Prevailing colour

brown and blue

Graphic artist

Balzer (Orell Füssli employee)

Format (mm)

115x180

Date of first issue

27.09.1918

Date of recall

01.07.1925

Worthless from

01.07.1945

Print

Orell Füssli, Zurich

100

Portrait front

William Tell in left-hand side medallion

Motif back

Ornaments, rosette, and Jungfrau massif

Prevailing colour

brown and blue

Graphic artist

Balzer (Orell Füssli employee)

Format (mm)

115x180

Date of first issue

Reserve note

Print

Orell Füssli, Zurich

20

Portrait front

'Pestalozzi' (Swiss educationalist) in right-hand side medallion

Motif back

Swiss cross in the middle of the note

Prevailing colour

blue

Graphic artist

Picture: Felix Maria Diogg
Line drawing: Traugott Willi

Format (mm)

86x143

Date of first issue

15.07.1930

Date of recall

01.04.1956

Worthless from

01.04.1976

Print

Orell Füssli, Zurich

20

Portrait front

'Pestalozzi' (Swiss educationalist) in right-hand side medallion

Motif back

Swiss cross in the middle of the note

Prevailing colour

blue

Graphic artist

Orell Füssli

Format (mm)

86x143

Date of first issue

Reserve note

Print

Orell Füssli, Zurich

20

Portrait front

Women from Fribourg in left-hand side medallion s

Motif back

Ornaments, rosette, and numeral of value

Prevailing colour

greyish blue

Graphic artist

according to a picture by Pietro Chiesa

Format (mm)

88x141

Date of first issue

Reserve note

Print

Orell Füssli, Zurich