Print

Eighth banknote series, 1995

In selecting the personalities and their works to be depicted on banknotes, the Swiss National Bank 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

Prevailing colour

purple

Graphic artist

Jörg Zintzmeyer

Format (mm)

74x181

Date of first issue

01.04.1998

Print

Orell Füssli, Zurich

200

Portrait front

Charles Ferdinand Ramuz
1878 – 1947
Writer

Motif back

The mountain world
The lake
The manuscript

Prevailing colour

brown

Graphic artist

Jörg Zintzmeyer

Format (mm)

74x170

Date of first issue

01.10.1997

Print

Orell Füssli, Zurich

100

Portrait front

Alberto Giacometti
1901 – 1966
Sculptor, painter

Motif back

Lotar ll
Homme qui marche
Time-space relationship

Prevailing colour

blue

Graphic artist

Jörg Zintzmeyer

Format (mm)

74x159

Date of first issue

01.10.1998

Print

Orell Füssli, Zurich

50

Portrait front

Sophie Taeuber-Arp
1889 – 1943
Painter, handicraftswoman, sculptor

Motif back

Relief rectangulaire
Tête Dada
Composition Aubette
Lignes ouvertes

Prevailing colour

green

Graphic artist

Jörg Zintzmeyer

Format (mm)

74x148

Date of first issue

03.10.1995

Print

Orell Füssli, Zurich

20

Portrait front

Arthur Honegger
1892 – 1955
Composer

Motif back

The orchestral works
Pacific 231 locomotive
The score
The work instrument

Prevailing colour

red

Graphic artist

Jörg Zintzmeyer

Format (mm)

74x137

Date of first issue

01.10.1996

Print

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

Prevailing colour

yellow

Graphic artist

Jörg Zintzmeyer

Format (mm)

74x126

Date of first issue

08.04.1997

Print

Orell Füssli, Zurich