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Seventh banknote series, 1984

The banknotes of the seventh series were designed by Roger and Elisabeth Pfund, who had won the competition for the sixth series. However, as the Swiss National Bank eventually decided in favour of the designs by Ernst and Ursula Hiestand, Roger and Elisabeth Pfund were instead asked to design the reserve series. These reserve banknotes were never put into circulation and were duly destroyed. The seventh series was the last reserve series. Rather than developing a new reserve series, the security features of the eighth series were continually improved. (Recommended reading: The Swiss banknote 1907–1997, Michel de Rivaz, Collection la mémoire de l’oeil, ISBN 2-88100-080-0)

1000

Portrait front
Louis Agassiz
Motif front
Structure of the surface of a seashell
Motif back
Perch: head, skeleton and fossil
Structure of the scales of a perch
Ammonite
Main colour
Purple
Design
Roger and Elisabeth Pfund
Dimensions
86 x 192 mm
Date of issue
Reserve note
Printing
Orell Füssli, Zurich

500

Portrait front
Albrecht von Haller
Motif front
Hexagonal cell structure
Cell tissue
Motif back
18th-century anatomical plate
X-ray of the human thorax
Mountains (referring to the poem 'The Alps')
Main colour
Brown
Design
Roger and Elisabeth Pfund
Dimensions
82 x 181 mm
Date of issue
Reserve note
Printing
Orell Füssli, Zurich

100

Portrait front
Francesco Borromini
Motif front
Architectural motif from San Giovanni in Laterano
Motif back
Elevation of the lantern and spire of Sant’Ivo
Floor plan of San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane
Dove with olive branch
Main colour
Dark blue
Design
Roger and Elisabeth Pfund
Dimensions
78 x 170 mm
Date of issue
Reserve note
Printing
Orell Füssli, Zurich

50

Portrait front
Konrad Gessner
Motif front
Branch of a dwarf cherry tree
Foliage of the bush
Motif back
Golden eagle from a woodcut in the Historia Animalium
Metamorphosis of animals
Latin text referring to the seven-headed hydra taken from the Historia Animalium
Main colour
Green
Design
Roger and Elisabeth Pfund
Dimensions
74 x 159 mm
Date of issue
Reserve note
Printing
Orell Füssli, Zurich

20

Portrait front
Horace-Bénédict de Saussure
Motif front
Quartz crystals
Hornblende bundle
Motif back
Hair hygrometer
View of Chamonix valley and the Mont Blanc massif
Expedition to the Tacul glacier
Main colour
Light blue
Design
Roger and Elisabeth Pfund
Dimensions
70 x 148 mm
Date of issue
Reserve note
Printing
Orell Füssli, Zurich

10

Portrait front
Leonhard Euler
Motif front
Development of the polyhedron
The Königsberg bridges
Motif back
Gamma function
Table for the calculation of numbers
Diagram of the solar system
Main colour
Reddish brown
Design
Roger and Elisabeth Pfund
Dimensions
66 x 137 mm
Date of issue
Reserve note
Printing
Orell Füssli, Zurich