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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