Switzerland. Swiss National Bank (Schweizerische Nationalbank). Fifth issue (1954-1977). The banknote is dated 25-10-1956 but its entry into circulation begins from 14-06-1957. Permanently removed from circulation on 01-05-1980. Work of Pierre Gauchat. Printer: De La Rue, London. Dimensions: 191 x 105 mm. No watermark. No security thread. Front and back: print in dark blue, brown and olive. Front: gradient blue and brown background consisting of graphic shapes and wavy lines. The numbering, the alphabet, the place, the date of issue and the signatures are printed in black. The SNB texts and the value in letters are printed in dark blue and in three languages: French, German and Italian. The value "100" is printed in three corners and in the middle of the vignette in brown. The value is repeated five times smaller on the right margin of the note. On the right side, in a vertical rectangle, a portrait of a boy holding a lamb in his left hand and a daisy in the other hand. Below, in another rectangle, the Swiss cross in white and the value in figures. Fifteen issue dates and ten signature variants with The Cashier, The President of the Bank Council and The Director. Back: the value "100" is repeated five times in smaller on the left margin of the note. In a vertical rectangle beside, on a background of small characters and wavy lines, the value in olive green in very large figures and bent at 90 °, as well as the names of the SNB in three languages and dark blue. On three quarters of the vignette, a representation of the "Legend of Martin's cloak", famous scene of the Middle Ages and symbol of Sharing: in 334, Martin de Tours is a Roman soldier. During a patrol near Amiens, he sees a poor man who is cold. With the help of his sword, he cuts his coat in two and gives him half (at that time, the other half remains the property of the Roman army). The specimen is known with the "SPECIMEN" overprint in red diagonally or horizontally on the front and back and numbered "1A 00000". Four other specimens are known with the oval stamp of the printer "De La Rue", numbered "1A 00000", "25A 00000", "81C 00000" and "91A 00000" with the surcharge "SPECIMEN" in red diagonally to front and back. A counterfeit is known for the Type for the year 1973. 660723 banknotes have not returned. Other Reference: TBB (The Banknote Book): B334.
Les variantes de signatures :
Signatures #34 : Otto Kunz / Alfred Müller / Walter Schwegler.
Signatures #37 : Otto Kunz / Alfred Müller / Riccardo Motta.
Signatures #38 : Otto Kunz / Alfred Müller / Max Iklé.
Signatures #39 : Otto Kunz / Brenno Galli / Walter Schwegler.
Signatures #40 : Otto Kunz / Brenno Galli / Riccardo Motta.
Signatures #41 : Otto Kunz / Brenno Galli / Max Iklé.
Signatures #42 : Rudolf Aebersold / Brenno Galli / Edwin Stopper.
Signatures #43 : Rudolf Aebersold / Brenno Galli / Alexandre Hay.
Signatures #44 : Rudolf Aebersold / Brenno Galli / Max Iklé.
Signatures #45 : Rudolf Aebersold / Brenno Galli / Fritz Leutwiler.