Pick: #74 , The Banknote Book: B354
Switzerland. Swiss National Bank (Schweizerische Nationalbank). Eighth issue (1994-2014). The banknote is dated 1996 but is only issued from 01-04-1998. Work by Jörg Zintzmeyer. Printer: Art Institute Orell Füssli AG, Zurich. Dimensions: 74 x 181 mm. Watermark: Jacob Burckhardt. Front and back: Multicolored purple print. Front: composition in vertical with a portrait of the historian of culture and art "Jacob Burckhardt (1818-1897)", made from vintage photos. Top left, a photo showing the historian walking down the street. At the bottom of the front, a green triangle in relief is intended to facilitate the recognition of the note by the blind. The SNB's translation texts are printed vertically double-sided, in purple and green, 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 "1000" digits: the magic number, the color number, the dancing number (in the center above the portrait), the chameleon number and the glittering number. Four issue dates and eight signature variants with The Chairman of the Board and A member of the Executive Board. Back: composition in vertical with a view of the altar of Pergamum, a view of the Pantheon of Rome, part of the facade of the palace Strozzi of Florence and a diagram of Burckhardt on his way of thinking history. Both signatures are printed in black and green. The banknote number is repeated twice outside and inside the illustration and printed in black and green. 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): B354.
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