Since 1907, when the first series of Swiss banknotes was printed, eight series have been printed.

The (8th) (1995+) series of banknotes is current.

The previous series (6th, 1976) has been recalled and will lose any value on 1 May 2020.

           The (7th) series was printed, but is kept as a "reserve series", ready to be used if, for example, wide counterfeiting of the current series suddenly happened. For security reasons, the Swiss National Bank has not published any description or picture of this series, apart from very small extracts.

           In February 2005, a competition was launched for the design of the 9th series planned to be released around 2016 on the theme ‘Switzerland open to the world’.

EUR / CHF

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(franc = 100 centimes)

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Text Box: 	The franc (ISO 4217: CHF ) is the currency and legal tender of Switzerland and Liechtenstein. The Italian exclave Campione d'Italia and the German exclave Büsingen also use the Swiss franc.
	The Swiss franc is the only version of the franc still issued in Europe. Its name in the four official languages of Switzerland is Franken (German), franc (French and Rhaeto-Romanic), and franco (Italian). The smaller denomination, which is worth a hundredth of a franc, is called Rappen (Rp.) in German, centime (c.) in French, centesimo (ct.) in Italian and rap (rp.) in Rhaeto-Romanic. 
Text Box: Import / Export restrictions:
	Foreign currency:
  In: free
 Out: free
	Local currency:
  In: free
 Out: free

Symbols: Al = aluminium, Cu = copper, Ni = nickel, Sn = tin, Zn = zinc; denotes proportion of alloys in %.

¹ Inscription = DOMINUS PROVIDEBIT and 13 stars

older, redeemable NOTES (1976)

NOTES in circulation (1995+)

Coins in circulation

Text Box: out of circulation since1.1.2007
redeemable till 31.12. 2026
Oval: to the rates

Since autumn 2012, the Swiss National Bank (SNB) has been aware of the fact that there is a small number of Swiss 1000-franc banknotes in circulation which were not issued by the SNB. Investigations have revealed that around 1,800 notes, with a value of CHF 1.8 million, were abstracted during the production process at Orell Füssli. The banknotes in question have not been through all stages of production. The matter is currently being investigated by Switzerland’s Office of the Attorney General. In agreement with the Office of the Attorney General and out of consideration for these investigations, this information was not publicised before now (cf. also Orell Füssli press release).

The banknotes can be identified by the fact that they have no serial number or that the serial number has been subsequently printed onto the notes. It is also possible that the perforated number (microperf®) is missing or has been tampered with. The invalid banknotes are difficult to recognise at first glance. Anyone suspecting that they may be in possession of an invalid 1000-franc note can take their notes to a bank and request that they be examined to establish its authenticity. Alternatively, the banknotes can be handed in for checking at the Counterfeit Currency Central Office (Federal Office of Police, Nussbaumstrasse 29, 3003 Berne), the Swiss National Bank (Börsenstrasse 15, Zurich or Bundesplatz 1, Berne) or a police station.

Those in possession of such banknotes will be reimbursed the nominal value. Orell Füssli will cover the cost of the damages; the corresponding refund payments will be carried out via the SNB.

Information on the various security features of Swiss banknotes is available on the Swiss National Bank’s website under Banknotes and coins.

New series franc notes will be started in April 2016 with 50 CHF note.

The other denomination will be introduced gradually over next years.

The issuing of the entire new series is scheduled to be completed by 2019. You can see below the first Manuela Pfrunder’s design and the real notes issued till 2018

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Series

Introduction

Valueless since

Designer

Remark

1st series

1907

1945

Josef Storck, Albert Walch

Changeover notes

2nd Series

1911

1980

Eugène Burnand, Ferdinand Hodler, S. Balzer

Recalled on 1 October 1958

3rd Series

1918

1930

Orell Füssli

War notes

4th series

1938

-

Victor Surbeck und Hans Erni

Reserve series, never issued

5th series

1956

2000

Pierre Gauchat, Hermann Eidenbenz

Recalled 1980

6th series

1976

April 2020

Ernst & Ursula Hiestand

Recalled on May 1, 2000

7th Series

 

-

Elisabeth & Roger Pfund

Reserve series

8th Series

1995

 

Jörg Zintzmeyer

current

Area

(sq km)

Population (2005)

Language/Ethnicity

Ethnicity / Religion

Life duration

GDP per capita

(world position)

41 290

7 489 370

German 63.7 %,

Roman Catholic 41.8 %

male 77.58

2004 :33 800 (5)

Bern   122 700

French 20.4 %,

Protestant 35.3 %, Muslim 4.3 %

female 83.36

2005 : 35 000 (10)

Zurich 348 100

Italian 6.5 %

Orthodox 1.8 %, 

 

 

 

NOTES and COINS we buy

buy/sell

% fixing

Valid till:

Notes

CHF 1000, 200, 100, 50, 20, 10 (1995+)

xx / xx %

in circulation

CHF 1000 (1978-93); 500 (1977-92); 100 (1975-91); 50 (1978-87); 20, 10 (1979-90)

xx / xx %

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 Coins

francs 5 (regular relief type:1968,1970-84, 94+); 2, 1, 1/2 (1968+); centimes 20, 10 (1940+); 5 (1981+)

xx / xx %

in circulation

silver francs 5 (1931-67,1969); 2 (1874-1967); 1, 1/2 (1875-1967)

redeemable

francs 5 (sunk relief type:1985-93); nickel centimes 20 (1881-1938), 10 (before 1939); 5 (1879-1941)

centime 1 (recalled 1 January 2007, redeemable by Swiss post till 31 Dec 2008 and  by SNB till 31 Dec 2026)

centimes 2 (1948-1974) were redeemable till 30 June 1979 - may go to collectors

not exchangeable!

Legal face value

Alloy

Diameter (mm)

Weight (g)

Thickness (mm)

Coin edge

1 centime

Cu 95 / Sn 4 / Zn 1

16.00

1.50

1.10

smooth

5 centimes

Cu 92 / Al 6 / Ni 2

17.15

1.80

1.25

smooth

10 centimes

Cu 75 / Ni 25

19.15

3.00

1.45

smooth

20 centimes

Cu 75 / Ni 25

21.05

4.00

1.65

smooth

1/2 franc

Cu 75 / Ni 25

18.20

2.20

1.25

milled

1 franc

Cu 75 / Ni 25

23.20

4.40

1.55

milled

2 francs

Cu 75 / Ni 25

27.40

8.80

2.15

milled

5 francs

Cu 75 / Ni 25

31.45

13.20

2.35

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