About #57 - 100 francs type 1975
Switzerland. Swiss National Bank (Schweizerische Nationalbank). Sixth issue (1976-1979). The banknote is dated 1975 but is only issued from 04-10-1976. Permanently removed from circulation on 01-05-2000. Work of Ernst and Ursula Hiestand. Printer: Art Institute Orell Füssli AG, Zurich. Dimensions: 170 x 78 mm. Watermark: Portrait of Francesco Borromini. Security thread incorporated in the paper and visible by transparency. The SNB's translation texts are printed in dark blue on both sides and in four languages: Romansh, French, German and Italian.Front and back: Multicolored print predominantly dark blue. Front: in the foreground, a portrait of the Italian architect and major figure of Baroque architecture "Francesco Borromini (1599-1667)". To the left of the portrait, under the value, a preparatory drawing of the architect and in the background a representation of the floor panels of the Roman Baroque church Sant'Ivo alla Sapienza, erected by Borromini. On the outside of the illustration, the four vertical bars in relief are intended to facilitate the recognition of the note by the blind. The value "100" is printed in very big on the left part of the vignette. This value is repeated smaller in the lower right corner. Thirteen issue dates and fifteen signature variants with the Chairman of the Board and a member of the Executive Board. Back: composition in vertical. Both signatures are printed in dark blue. The value "100" is printed roughly in the vignette representing the cupola of the Roman Baroque church Sant'Ivo alla Sapienza with a floor plan of the building. The banknote number is repeated twice outside and inside the illustration and printed in black. The first two digits preceding the serial number letter indicate the date of issue. Known specimen perforated "SPECIMEN" in vertical, overprinted "SPECIMEN" in red and oblique on both sides. A three-digit specimen number is printed in black near the perforation. The banknote is still refundable until 01-05-2020. Other Reference: TBB (The Banknote Book): B340.
Signatures #48 : Brenno Galli / Leo Schürmann.
Signatures #49 : Brenno Galli / Alexandre Hay.
Signatures #50 : Brenno Galli / Fritz Leutwiler.
Signatures #51 : Brenno Galli / Pierre Languetin.
Signatures #52 : Edmund Wyss / Leo Schürmann.
Signatures #53 : Edmund Wyss / Pierre Languetin.
Signatures #54 : Edmund Wyss / Fritz Leutwiler.
Signatures #55 : Edmund Wyss / Markus Lusser.
Signatures #57 : François Schaller / Markus Lusser.
Signatures #58 : François Schaller / Pierre Languetin.
Signatures #59 : François Schaller / Hans Meyer.
Signatures #60 : François Schaller / Jean Zwahlen.
Signatures #61 : Peter Gerber / Markus Lusser.
Signatures #63 : Peter Gerber / Jean Zwahlen.
Signatures #64 : Peter Gerber / Hans Meyer.