Swiss National Bank, first issue

The Swiss National Bank (SNB) was created in 1905 and is due to be operational in 1907. But this delay is too short to create a new range of banknotes. It is therefore decided to issue an interim series incorporating the model of the notes of the former cantonal issue banks. This provisional series consists of 4 banknotes with the following values: 50 francs Type 1907, 100 francs Type 1907, 500 francs Type 1907 and 1000 francs Type 1907. And to distinguish them from the old cuts, these notes are overloaded with a red rosette with the Swiss cross and printed on the top right of the vignette. These tickets are very rare today.

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