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Eighth banknote series, 1995

In selecting the personalities and their works to be depicted on banknotes, the SNB considered multidisciplinary art forms, such as architecture, music, interpretative art and literature while taking into account Switzerland's linguistic and cultural diversity. Electronic image processing was used for the first time during the design process of the banknotes. The security concept employed progressed from the hidden security features used in previous banknote series to transparent ones.

1000

Portrait front
Jacob Burckhardt
(1818–1897)
Historian of art and culture
Motif back
Antiquity
Ancient Architecture
The Renaissance
The view of history
Main colour
Purple
Design
Jörg Zintzmeyer
Dimensions
74 x 181 mm
Date of issue
1 April 1998
Printing
Orell Füssli, Zurich

200

Portrait front
Charles Ferdinand Ramuz
(1878–1947)
Writer
Motif back
The mountain world
The lake
The manuscript
Main colour
Brown
Design
Jörg Zintzmeyer
Dimensions
74 x 170 mm
Date of issue
1 October 1997
Printing
Orell Füssli, Zurich

100

Portrait front
Alberto Giacometti
(1901–1966)
Sculptor, painter
Motif back
Lotar ll
Homme qui marche
Time-space relationship
Main colour
Blue
Design
Jörg Zintzmeyer
Dimensions
74 x 159 mm
Date of issue
1 October 1998
Printing
Orell Füssli, Zurich

50

Portrait front
Sophie Taeuber-Arp
(1889–1943)
Painter, handicraftswoman, sculptor
Motif back
Relief rectangulaire
Tête Dada
Composition Aubette
Lignes ouvertes
Main colour
Green
Design
Jörg Zintzmeyer
Dimensions
74 x 148 mm
Date of issue
3 October 1995
Printing
Orell Füssli, Zurich

20

Portrait front
Arthur Honegger
(1892–1955)
Composer
Motif back
The orchestral works
Pacific 231 locomotive
The score
The work instrument
Main colour
Red
Design
Jörg Zintzmeyer
Dimensions
74 x 137 mm
Date of issue
1 October 1996
Printing
Orell Füssli, Zurich

10

Portrait front
Le Corbusier
(1887–1965)
Architect, urbanist, painter, theoretician
Motif back
The Palace of Justice at Chandigarh
The façade of the secretariat 'Modulor'
Secretariat building
Main colour
Yellow
Design
Jörg Zintzmeyer
Dimensions
74 x 126 mm
Date of issue
8 April 1997
Printing
Orell Füssli, Zurich