Switzerland. Swiss National Bank (Schweizerische Nationalbank). Fourth issue (1938-1950). Banknote created on 01-08-1941 but not issued and kept in reserve. Work by Victor Surbek. Printer: Art Institute Orell Füssli AG, Zurich. Dimensions: 190 x 106 mm. No watermark. No security thread. Front and back: Multicolored print predominantly blue. Front: gradient blue, green and orange background composed of wavy lines composing a rosette colored in the center. Around, a blue frame composed of rosettes and ornaments. The numbering is repeated twice and printed in black. The SNB's translation texts and the values in letters are printed in horizontal blue on the front and in three languages: German, French and Italian. The issue date is printed in blue. The signatures are printed in black. The value "100" is repeated four times at the corners in small rosettes, then twice wholesale in rosettes and once in the center of the bill. On the right, a medallion portrait of a young woman from Haslital, a beautiful region of central Switzerland. At the bottom center, the Swiss cross in white in a medallion. Three variants of signatures with The Cashier, The Chairman of the Board of the Bank and The Director. On the back: frame composed of rosettes and ornaments with the value "100" repeated twice in medallions. In the center, a multicolored rose window radiates against a background of wavy lines. In the box at the top and bottom, The SNB texts in three languages: German, French and Italian. Known specimen signed and numbered "s / n 1A 000000" with the "SPECIMEN" overprint in red in horizontal on the front and on the back, sometimes with cancellation perforations in stars. Copies found: 2E 098102, 2L 000000.Other Reference: TBB (The Banknote Book): B328.
Signatures #27 : Erich Blumer / Gottlieb Bachmann / Fritz Schnorf.
Signatures #28 : Erich Blumer / Gottlieb Bachmann / Paul Rossy.
Signatures #29 : Erich Blumer / Gottlieb Bachmann / Ernst Weber.