Third banknote in latest series showcases Switzerland’s organisational talent
The Swiss National Bank (SNB) will begin issuing the new 10-franc note on 18 October
2017. Following the 50-franc and 20-franc notes, it is the third of six denominations in the
new banknote series to be released. The current eighth-series banknotes will remain legal
tender until further notice.
The inspiration behind the new banknote series is ‘The many facets of Switzerland’. Each
denomination depicts a typically Swiss characteristic, which is then illustrated graphically
using a range of elements. The 10-franc note focuses on Switzerland’s organisational talent,
as expressed in the key motif of time. Core design elements in the new series are the hand and the globe, which appear on every denomination.
As with the banknotes currently in circulation, the ninth series consists of six denominations;
the colour scheme, too, remains the same. Accordingly, the main colour of the new 10-franc
note is yellow. However, the format has been modified – the new banknotes are smaller and
thus easier to handle. The innovative combination of complex security features and
sophisticated design provides state-of-the-art anti-counterfeiting protection.
The next denomination, the 200-franc note, will be issued in autumn 2018. The last two
denominations in the new series, the 1000-franc and 100-franc notes, are to be issued in the
course of 2019. The SNB will announce the release dates well in advance.
The 10-franc note focuses on Switzerland’s organisational talent – expressed by time, the note’s key motif.
Main colour: Yellow
Dimensions: 70 x 123 mm
Date of issue: 18 October 2017