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20 Francs 6th series

20 Francs (6th series) -  obverse20 Francs (6th series) -  reverse

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Features

Country Switzerland
Period Federal State (1848-date)
Type Standard banknote
Years 1978-1992
Value 20 francs (20 CHF)
Currency Franc (1850-date)
Composition Paper
Size 148 × 70 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized 05-01-2000
References P# 55
  • 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

Blue and multicolor. Horace-Bénédict de Saussure at right, hygrometer at left.

Lettering:
BANQUE NATIONALE SUISSE
BANCA NAZIONALE SVIZZERA

20
Horace-Bénédict de Saussure
1740-1799

Vingt Francs
Venti Franchi

20

Engravers: Ernst Hiestand, Ursula Hiestand

Reverse

Fossel and early mountain expedition team hiking in the Alps on vertical format.

Lettering:
SCHWEIZERISCHE NATIONALBANK
BANCA NAZIUNALA SVIZRA

Der Präsident
des Bankrates

Ein Mitglied
des Direktoriums

20
Zwanzig Franken
Vantg Francs

E+U Hiestand ©️ Banque Nationale Suisse Orell Füssli Arts Graphiques S.A Zurich

Engravers: Ernst Hiestand, Ursula Hiestand

Comments

TBB #B338

Watermark: Horace-Bénédict de Saussure.

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Date No. printed VG F VF XF AU UNC
1978  50,400,000 CH#31a; Combined 1978 print number; Signatures: Dr. Brenno Galli, Fritz Leutwiler
1978  50,400,000 CH#31b; Combined 1978 print number; Signatures: Dr. Brenno Galli, Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Leo Schürmann
1978  50,400,000 CH#31c; Combined 1978 print number; Signatures: Dr. Brenno Galli, Pierre Languetin
ND (1978-1992)  CH#31ee; Specimen; Signatures: Peter Gerber, Dr. Markus Lusser
1980  40,800,000 CH#31d; Combined 1980 print number; Signatures: Dr. Edmund Wyss, Fritz Leutwiler
1980  40,800,000 CH#31e; Combined 1980 print number; Signatures: Dr. Edmund Wyss, Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Leo Schürmann
1980  40,800,000 CH#31f; Combined 1980 print number; Signatures: Dr. Edmund Wyss, Pierre Languetin
1981  24,000,000 CH#31g; Combined 1981 print number; Signatures: Dr. Edmund Wyss, Fritz Leutwiler
1981  24,000,000 CH#31h; Combined 1981 print number; Signatures: Dr. Edmund Wyss, Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Leo Schürmann
1981  24,000,000 CH#31i; Combined 1981 print number; Signatures: Dr. Edmund Wyss, Pierre Languetin
1982  24,000,000 CH#31j; Combined 1982 print number; Signatures: Dr. Edmund Wyss, Fritz Leutwiler
1982  24,000,000 CH#31k; Combined 1982 print number; Signatures: Dr. Edmund Wyss, Pierre Languetin
1982  24,000,000 CH#31l; Combined 1982 print number; Signatures: Dr. Edmund Wyss, Dr. Markus Lusser
1983  40,800,000 CH#31m; Combined 1983 print number; Signatures: Dr. Edmund Wyss, Fritz Leutwiler
1983  40,800,000 CH#31n; Combined 1983 print number; Signatures: Dr. Edmund Wyss, Pierre Languetin
1983  40,800,000 CH#31o; Combined 1983 print number; Signatures: Dr. Edmund Wyss, Dr. Markus Lusser
1986  40,800,000 CH#31p; Combined 1986 print number; Signatures: Dr. Edmund Wyss, Pierre Languetin
1986  40,800,000 CH#31q; Combined 1986 print number; Signatures: Dr. Edmund Wyss, Dr. Markus Lusser
1986  40,800,000 CH#31r; Combined 1986 print number; Signatures: Dr. Edmund Wyss, Dr. Hans Meyer
1987  48,000,000 CH#31s; Combined 1987 print number; Signatures: François Schaller, Pierre Languetin
1987  48,000,000 CH#31t; Combined 1987 print number; Signatures: François Schaller, Dr. Markus Lusser
1987  48,000,000 CH#31u; Combined 1987 print number; Signatures: François Schaller, Dr. Hans Meyer
1989  35,040,000 CH#31v; Combined 1989 print number; Signatures: Peter Gerber, Dr. Markus Lusser
1989  35,040,000 CH#31w; Combined 1989 print number; Signatures: Peter Gerber, Dr. Hans Meyer
1989  35,040,000 CH#31x; Combined 1989 print number; Signatures: Peter Gerber, Jean Zwahlen
1990  40,800,000 CH#31aa; Combined 1990 print number; Signatures: Peter Gerber, Jean Zwahlen
1990  40,800,000 CH#31y; Combined 1990 print number; Signatures: Peter Gerber, Dr. Markus Lusser
1990  40,800,000 CH#31z; Combined 1990 print number; Signatures: Peter Gerber, Dr. Hans Meyer
1992  CH#31bb; Signatures: Peter Gerber, Dr. Markus Lusser
1992  CH#31cc; Signatures: Peter Gerber, Dr. Hans Meyer
1992  CH#31dd; Signatures: Peter Gerber, Jean Zwahlen

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