Pick: #68 , The Banknote Book: B350
Switzerland. Swiss National Bank (Schweizerische Nationalbank). Eighth issue (1994-2014). The banknote is dated 1994 but is only issued from 01-10-1996. Work by Jörg Zintzmeyer. Printer: Art Institute Orell Füssli AG, Zurich. Dimensions: 74 x 137 mm. Watermark: Arthur Honegger. Front and back: Multicolored print predominantly red. Front: composition in vertical with a portrait of the Swiss composer "Arthur Honegger (1892-1955)". In the upper left, a vignette with the composer work at his piano. At the bottom of the front, a raised square containing a point is intended to facilitate the recognition of the note by the blind. The SNB's translation texts are printed in vertical double-sided, in purple, red 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 number "20": the magic number, the color number, the dancing number (in the center above the portrait), the chameleon number and the glittering number. Three issue dates and six signature variants with The Chairman of the Board and A member of the Executive Board. Back: vertical composition with three trumpet pistons at the top, a steam locomotive wheel "Pacific 231" in the center, a piece of musical score and piano keys at the bottom. Both signatures are printed in red. The banknote number is repeated twice outside and inside the illustration and printed in black and blue. The first two digits preceding the serial number letter indicate the date of issue. Signed known specimen, numbered "95 A 0000000" or "00 K 0000000", perforated "SPECIMEN" in vertical and overprinted "SPECIMEN" in horizontal red on the front. A three- or four-digit specimen number is printed in black near the watermark on the backside under the number. Other Reference: TBB (The Banknote Book): B350.
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