New banknotes for Switzerland
The new 50-franc note has arrived. It is the first of six banknotes being phased in by the Swiss National Bank between 2016 and 2019. Notes from the eighth series remain valid until further notice.
More than 20 years have passed since the last banknote series was issued, and during this time, the world has undergone a technological quantum leap. A new series is therefore required in order to maintain our high security standards and protect the public against counterfeits. The new series equips Switzerland with banknotes that are both more modern and more secure than the previous generation.