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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 SNB finally decided in favour of the designs by Ernst and Ursula Hiestand, Roger and Elisabeth Pfund were instead charged with designing the reserve series. These reserve banknotes were never put into circulation. The seventh series was the last reserve series. Rather than developing a new reserve series, the security features of the eighth series have been 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 shellfish
Motif back
Perch: head, skeleton and fossil
Structure of the scales of a perch
Ammonite
Prevailing colour
purple
Graphic artist
Roger and Elisabeth Pfund
Format (mm)
86 x 192
Date of first issue
Reserve note
Print
Orell Füssli, Zurich

500

Portrait front
Albrecht von Haller
Motif front
Hexagonal structure of the cell
Cell tissue
Motif back
XVIIIth century anatomy plate
X-ray of the human thorax
Mountains (referring to the poem "The Alps")
Prevailing colour
brown
Graphic artist
Roger and Elisabeth Pfund
Format (mm)
82 x 181
Date of first issue
Reserve note
Print
Orell Füssli, Zurich

100

Portrait front
Francesco Borromini
Motif front
Architectural motif from San Giovanni in Laterano
Motif back
Raising of the lantern and the spire of S. Ivo
Floor plan of San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane
Dove and olive branch
Prevailing colour
dark blue
Graphic artist
Roger and Elisabeth Pfund
Format (mm)
78 x 170
Date of first issue
Reserve note
Print
Orell Füssli, Zurich

50

Portrait front
Konrad Gessner
Motif front
Branch of a dwarf cherry tree
Foliage of the bush
Motif back
Royal eagle based on a woodcut from the Historia Animalium
Metamorphosis of animals
Latin text referring to the seven headed hydra taken from the Historia Animalium
Prevailing colour
green
Graphic artist
Roger and Elisabeth Pfund
Format (mm)
74 x 159
Date of first issue
Reserve note
Print
Orell Füssli, Zurich

20

Portrait front
Horace-Bénédict de Saussure
Motif front
Quartz crystals
Hornblende beam
Motif back
Hair hygrometer
View of Chamonix valley and the Mont Blanc massif
Expedition to the Tacul glacier
Prevailing colour
light blue
Graphic artist
Roger and Elisabeth Pfund
Format (mm)
70 x 148
Date of first issue
Reserve note
Print
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
Prevailing colour
reddish brown
Graphic artist
Roger and Elisabeth Pfund
Format (mm)
66 x 137
Date of first issue
Reserve note
Print
Orell Füssli, Zurich