All SNB banknote series

  • Banknotes in circulation

    Ninth banknote series (2016)

    These banknotes will enter circulation in a phased process which started in 2016. The 50-franc note was issued first, in April 2016, followed by the 20-franc and 10-franc notes, in May and October 2017. The 200-franc note was released on 22 August 2018. The new notes are legal tender.

    Manuela Pfrunder’s notes. A new take on a Swiss original.

    50-franc note Specimen (front view)
    50-franc note Specimen (front view)

    Eighth banknote series (1995)

    These banknotes were put into circulation between 1995 and 1998 and remain legal tender until further notice.

    Jörg Zintzmeyer’s notes. The interplay of security and design.

    Eighth banknote series, 1995, 100 franc note, front
    Eighth banknote series, 1995, 100 franc note, front
  • Reserve series (1984–1995)

    Seventh banknote series (1984)

    Roger and Elisabeth Pfund’s notes were never put into circulation and were duly destroyed.

    Seventh banknote series, 1984, 100 franc note, front
    Seventh banknote series, 1984, 100 franc note, front
  • Recalled, but still exchangeable banknotes

    These banknotes were recalled as of 1 May 2000 and are thus no longer legal tender. They can still be exchanged at the Swiss National Bank, however, at full face value for 20 years from the date of recall, i.e. until 30 April 2020.

    Sixth banknote series (1976)

    Ernst and Ursula Hiestand’s notes. The ‘Borromini’ era.

    Sixth banknote series, 1976, 100 franc note, front
    Sixth banknote series, 1976, 100 franc note, front
  • Withdrawn and invalid banknotes

    Withdrawn and invalid banknotes are no longer legal tender. They may, however, have some collector’s value. The price depends on supply and demand and on what state the notes are in. In contrast to numismatists, antique dealers and commercial banks with a numismatics department, the Swiss National Bank does not deal in withdrawn and invalid banknotes.

    Fifth banknote series (1956)

    Pierre Gauchat and Hermann Eidenbenz’s notes. The ‘Saint Martin’ and the ‘Thistle’.

    Fifth banknote series, 1956, 100 franc note, back
    Fifth banknote series, 1956, 100 franc note, back

    Fourth banknote series (1938)

    Hans Erni and Viktor Surbeck’s notes. These banknotes were never issued.

    Fourth banknote series, 1938, 100 franc note, back
    Fourth banknote series, 1938, 100 franc note, back

    Third banknote series (1918)

    Orell Füssli’s notes. This series was only partially issued.

    Third banknote series, 1918, 100 franc note, back
    Third banknote series, 1918, 100 franc note, back

    Second banknote series (1911)

    Ferdinand Hodler and Eugène Burnand’s notes. The ‘woodcutter’ and the ‘mower’: money as art.

    Second banknote series, 1911, 100 franc note, back
    Second banknote series, 1911, 100 franc note, back

    First banknote series (1907)

    Interim banknotes. Banknotes become the exclusive preserve of the SNB.

    First banknote series, 1907, 100 franc note, back
    First banknote series, 1907, 100 franc note, back