Switzerland. Swiss National Bank (Schweizerische Nationalbank). Eighth issue (1994-2014). The banknote is dated 1996 but is only issued from 01-10-1998. Work by Jörg Zintzmeyer. Printer: Art Institute Orell Füssli AG, Zurich. Dimensions: 74 x 159 mm. Watermark: Alberto Giacometti. Front and back: Multicolored print predominantly blue. Front: composition in vertical with a portrait of the painter and sculptor "Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966)", made from vintage photos. Top left, a photo showing the artist at work. At the bottom of the front, a raised red circle is intended to facilitate the recognition of the note by the blind. The SNB's translation texts are printed vertically double-sided, in purple, orange and blue, and in four languages: Romansh, French, German and Italian. In addition to the traditional protection marks (watermark, security thread, double-sided mark, etc.), the banknote contains five new special security features arranged vertically on the left-hand side and in the center of the note and identified by eight letters (A to H). These security elements are essentially incorporated into the value in "100" numbers: the magic number, the color number, the dancing number (in the center above the portrait), the chameleon number and the glittering number. Ten issue dates and fifteen variants of signatures with the Chairman of the Board and a member of the Executive Board. Back: composition in vertical with the sculpture "Lotar II (1964)", "Man walking I (1960)" and the "space-time relationship", sketch from an autobiographical text of the artist. Both signatures are printed in black and red. The banknote number is repeated twice outside and inside the illustration and printed in black and orange. The first two digits preceding the serial number letter indicate the date of issue. Known specimen signed, numbered "96 A 0000000" perforated "SPECIMEN" in vertical and overprinted "SPECIMEN" in horizontal red on the front. A three-digit specimen number is printed in black next to the watermark on the reverse side under the number. Other Reference: TBB (The Banknote Book): B352.
Signatures #66 : Jacob Schönenberger / Hans Meyer.
Signatures #68 : Jacob Schönenberger / Jean-Pierre Roth.
Signatures #69 : Jacob Schönenberger / Bruno Gehrig.
Signatures #71 : Eduard Belser / Jean-Pierre Roth.
Signatures #72 : Eduard Belser / Bruno Gehrig.
Signatures #73 : Eduard Belser / Niklaus Blattner.
Signatures #74 : Hansueli Raggenbass / Jean-Pierre Roth.
Signatures #75 : Hansueli Raggenbass / Bruno Gehrig.
Signatures #76 : Hansueli Raggenbass / Niklaus Blattner.
Signatures #77 : Hansueli Raggenbass / Philipp M. Hildebrand.
Signatures #78 : Hansueli Raggenbass / Thomas Jordan.
Signatures #79 : Hansueli Raggenbass / Jean-Pierre Danthine.
Signatures #80 : Jean Studer / Thomas Jordan.
Signatures #81 : Jean Studer / Jean-Pierre Danthine.
Signatures #82 : Jean Studer / Fritz Zurbrügg.