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2017-10-11 – Banknotes and coins – 10-franc note

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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 corresponding theme and key motif. 10-franc note The 10-franc note focuses on Switzerland’s organisational

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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’.

2017-10-11 - Banknotes and coins - 10-franc note

Click on the banknotes in the overview for information on the corresponding theme and key motif.

10-franc note

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
 
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1

Hand

The conductor’s hand holds the baton and sets the tempo.

2017-10-11 - Banknotes and coins - 10-franc note
2

Globe and time zones

The key motif is taken up again on the globe – in the form of time zones.

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3

Clock faces

Clock faces form the background on the front of the note.

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4

Security strip

The Swiss rail network and its longest tunnels are depicted on the security strip.

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1

Tunnel

Tunnels form part of Switzerland’s complex rail network, which runs smoothly thanks to good organisation and precise time-keeping.

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2

Watch’s movement

The watch’s movement symbolises the country’s strong organisational talent.

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3

Rail network

The lines on the back of the note depict a section of Switzerland’s rail network.

2017-10-11 - Banknotes and coins - 10-franc note

There are many other design elements on the note, all of which illustrate its theme of organisation and its key motif, time.

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Swiss National Bank
The Swiss National Bank conducts the country’s monetary policy as an independent central bank. It is obliged by the Constitution and by statute to act in accordance with the interests of the country as a whole. Its primary goal is to ensure price stability, while taking due account of economic developments. In so doing, it creates an appropriate environment for economic growth.

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