The design of the new banknotes at a glance

In the ninth banknote series the Swiss National Bank is breaking new ground on the design front – it is moving away from the depiction of well-known personalities altogether. Each note in the new series depicts a typically Swiss characteristic, which is then illustrated graphically using a key motif. Each characteristic is communicated via an action, a Swiss location and various graphic elements. The inspiration behind the new banknote series is ‘The many facets of Switzerland’.

Click on the banknotes in the overview for information on the relevant theme and key motif. Click on the 50-franc note for detailed information on the note and its design elements.



20-franc note

The 20-franc note focuses on Switzerland’s creativity – expressed by light, the note’s key motif.

Main colour: Red
Dimensions: 70 x 130 mm