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Seventh banknote series, 1984

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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 Swiss National Bank eventually decided in favour of the designs by Ernst and Ursula Hiestand, Roger and Elisabeth Pfund were instead asked to design the reserve series. These reserve banknotes were never put into circulation and were duly destroyed. The seventh series was the last reserve series. Rather than developing a new reserve series, the security features of the eighth series were 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 seashell
Motif back:
Perch: head, skeleton and fossil; Structure of the scales of a perch; Ammonite
Main
colour: Purple
Design:
Roger and Elisabeth Pfund
Dimensions:
86 x 192 mm
Date of issue:
Reserve note
Printing:
Orell Füssli, Zurich

500

Portrait front: Albrecht von Haller
Motif front:
Hexagonal cell structure; Cell tissue
Motif back:
18th-century anatomical plate; X-ray of the human thorax; Mountains (referring to the poem 'The Alps')
Main
colour: Brown
Design:
Roger and Elisabeth Pfund
Dimensions:
82 x 181 mm
Date of issue:
Reserve note
Printing:
Orell Füssli, Zurich

100

Portrait front: Francesco Borromini
Motif front:
Architectural motif from San Giovanni in Laterano
Motif back:
Elevation of the lantern and spire of Sant’Ivo; Floor plan of San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane; Dove with olive branch
Main
colour: Dark blue
Design:
Roger and Elisabeth Pfund
Dimensions:
78 x 170 mm
Date of issue:
Reserve note
Printing:
Orell Füssli, Zurich

50

Portrait front: Konrad Gessner
Motif front:
Branch of a dwarf cherry tree; Foliage of the bush
Motif back:
Golden eagle from a woodcut in the Historia Animalium; Metamorphosis of animals; Latin text referring to the seven-headed hydra taken from the Historia Animalium
Main
colour: Green
Design:
Roger and Elisabeth Pfund
Dimensions:
74 x 159 mm
Date of issue:
Reserve note
Printing:
Orell Füssli, Zurich

20

Portrait front: Horace-Bénédict de Saussure
Motif front:
Quartz crystals; Hornblende bundle
Motif back:
Hair hygrometer; View of Chamonix valley and the Mont Blanc massif; Expedition to the Tacul glacier
Main
colour: Light blue
Design:
Roger and Elisabeth Pfund
Dimensions:
70 x 148 mm
Date of issue:
Reserve note
Printing:
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
Main
colour: Reddish brown
Design:
Roger and Elisabeth Pfund
Dimensions:
66 x 137 mm
Date of issue:
Reserve note
Printing:
Orell Füssli, Zurich