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

    Eighth banknote series, 1995, 1000 franc note, front
    Eighth banknote series, 1995, 1000 franc note, back

    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

    Eighth banknote series, 1995, 200 franc note, front
    Eighth banknote series, 1995, 200 franc note, back

    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

    Eighth banknote series, 1995, 100 franc note, front
    Eighth banknote series, 1995, 100 franc note, back

    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

    Eighth banknote series, 1995, 50 franc note, front
    Eighth banknote series, 1995, 50 franc note, back

    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

    Eighth banknote series, 1995, 20 franc note, front
    Eighth banknote series, 1995, 20 franc note, back

    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

    Eighth banknote series, 1995, 10 franc note, front
    Eighth banknote series, 1995, 10 franc note, back

    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