Switzerland. Swiss National Bank (Schweizerische Nationalbank). Second issue (1910-1955). The notes of the first series are dated 01-01-1910 but the entry into circulation is only effective from 16-09-1911. The banknote is definitively withdrawn on 01-10-1958. Work of Ferdinand Hodler. Printer: Waterlow & Sons Ltd., London. Dimensions: 181 x 115 mm. No watermark. No security thread. Front and back: print in orange and blue. Front: vignette composed of rosettes and ornaments. The numbering, the alphabet, the labels, the place and date of issue and the signatures are printed in black. The value "100" is repeated three times in the corners of the thumbnail. The texts are printed in three languages: French, German and Italian. Law text: "Gesetz vom 6. Okt. 1905 ". On the left below, inset portrait of the wife of the artist "Bertha Hodler" (1868-1958), who also served as a model for her husband for two years, or ... the total duration of their marriage. Four Issue Dates and Nine Variations of Signatures with The Cashier, The Chairman of the Board of the Bank and The Director. Back: frame composed of rosettes and ornaments with the value "100" repeated four times in medallion in the corners. In the center, Der Mäher (Mower) of the painter Ferdinand Hodler, representing a farmer mowing a field of flowers in the mountains. In the context around, the texts in three languages: French, German and Italian. Specimen known unnumbered and unsigned with "SPECIMEN" overprint in red and diagonally on the front and back with sometimes cancellation perforations. 148968 copies have not returned. Other Reference: TBB (The Banknote Book): B313.
Signatures #1 : A. Chevallier / Johann-Daniel Hirter / Heinrich Kundert.
Signatures #2 : A. Chevallier / Johann-Daniel Hirter / Rodolphe de Haller.
Signatures #3 : A. Chevallier / Johann-Daniel Hirter / Auguste Burckhardt.
Signatures #4 : K.Bornhauser / Johann-Daniel Hirter / Heinrich Kundert.
Signatures #5 : K. Bornhauser / Johann-Daniel Hirter / Rodolphe de Haller.
Signatures #6 : K. Bornhauser / Johann-Daniel Hirter / Auguste Burckhardt.
Signatures #7 : K. Bornhauser / Johann-Daniel Hirter / Adolphe Jöhr.
Signatures #8 : K. Bornhauser / Johann-Daniel Hirter / Gottlieb Bachmann.
Signatures #9 : K. Bornhauser / Johann-Daniel Hirter / Charles Schnyder Von Wartensee.