Recall of banknotes from eighth series
The Swiss National Bank is recalling its eighth-series banknotes as of 30 April 2021.
The banknotes from the eighth series thereby lose their status as legal tender and can no longer be used for payment purposes. However, they retain their value and may be exchanged at any time and for an unlimited period.
This does not apply to the public cash offices of the Confederation (SBB/CFF, Swiss Post), which will continue to accept eighth-series banknotes until 30 October 2021.
Due to the revocation of the statutory exchange period on 1 January 2020, the banknotes can, for an unlimited period of time, be exchanged in person at the SNB counters in Berne and Zurich or at an SNB agency. Please note that certain agencies have limits with regard to such exchanges.
This unlimited exchange period also applies to banknotes from the sixth series. Further information is available in the Instruction sheet for exchanging recalled banknotes.