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20 Francs 8th series

20 Francs (8th series) -  obverse20 Francs (8th series) -  reverse

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Features

Country Switzerland
Period Federal State (1848-date)
Type Standard banknote
Years 1994-2014
Value 20 francs
20 CHF = 21 USD
Currency Franc (1850-date)
Composition Paper (cotton lint)
Size 137 × 74 mm
Shape Rectangular
References P# 68,
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Modern issues 1961-present (25th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248986.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. General issues, 1368-1960 (16th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247071.
  • George S. Cuhaj (editor); 2013. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Specialized Issues (12th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440238833.
P# 69
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Modern issues 1961-present (25th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248986.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. General issues, 1368-1960 (16th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247071.
  • George S. Cuhaj (editor); 2013. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Specialized Issues (12th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440238833.

Obverse

Red-violet and green on multicolor underprint. Composer Arthur Honegger at upper left and bottom center. Vertical format.

Lettering:
20
Zwanzig Franken
Ventg Francs

20
Banknoten sind strafrechtlich
geschützt.
Las bancnotas èn protegias
dal dretg penal.

SCHWEIZERISCHE NATIONALBANK
BANCA NAZIUNALA SVIZRA

Arthur Honegger (1892-1955)

Engraver: Jörg Zintzmeyer

Reverse

Trumpet valves at top, steam locomotive wheel at center, musical score and piano keys at bottom. Vertical format.

Lettering:
20

Les billets de banques
sont protégés par le droit pénal.
Le banconote
sono protette dal diritto penale.

BANQUE NATIONALE SUISSE
BANCA NAZIONALE SVIZZERA

Vingt Francs
Venti Franchi

Le président
du Conseil
Un membre de la
Diréction générale

20

Jörg Zintzmeyer Orell Füssli Arts Graphiques SA Zurich Banque nationale suisse

Engraver: Jörg Zintzmeyer

Watermark

Arthur Honegger.

Comments

The two numbers left of the serial # prefix letter give the last two numbers of the year of issue.

With microperforation "20" in position "D>" of the small capital letters at the left edge on front.


Similar note without microperforation, see P#-68

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1994  28% P#68a
1995  8% P#68b
2000  6% P#69a; with "20" microperforation
2003  8% P#69b; with "20" microperforation
2004  6% P#69c; with "20" microperforation
2005  31% P#69d; with "20" microperforation
2008  14% P#69e; with "20" microperforation
2012  3% P#69f; with "20" microperforation
2014  6% P#69h; with "20" microperforation

Frequencies show the percentage of Numista users who own each year or variety among all the users who own this banknote. Since some users own several versions, the sum may be greater than 100%.

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