State Loan Bank of Swiss Federation

On 9 September 1914, in order to avoid a wave of bankruptcies, the Federal Council authorized the State Loan Bank of Swiss Federation to issue a 25 francs Type 1914 (Ref. Pick: # 23 or TBB: # B201) but without a promise of payment. The note was intended to function as a loan to fight against stock deposits or bonds impossible to sell at the time. A similar banknote of 100 francs Type 1914 (Ref. Pick: # 23A and Pick: 24 or TBB: # B202) was also designed, but it will never be issued.

In 1915, the Swiss Confederation decided to create two notes of 1 Franc Type 1915 (Ref: Pick: # 25 or TBB: # B203) and 2 Francs Type 1915 (Ref. Pick: # 26 or TBB: # B204). The banknotes were intended to make up for a possible shortage of silver coins that might have occurred during the First World War. These two notes will never be issued.

In 1938, the Swiss Confederation again decided to create two notes of 1 Franc Type 1938 (Ref. Pick: # 40 or TBB: # B205) and 2 Francs Type 1938 (Ref. Pick: # 41 or TBB: # B206) . The banknotes were intended to fill a shortage of coins that could have occurred during the Second World War. These notes will not be issued either.

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