The Swiss National Bank has revealed the latest banknote denomination from its Ninth banknote series, the high value 1,000-franc, which will begin circulating on 13 March 2019.
The Swiss 1,000-franc is the fifth of six denominations to be issued from the new series.
The 50-franc began circulating in 2016 followed by the 10 and 20-franc in 2017 and the 200-franc in 2018.
The design inspiration of the Ninth banknote series is ‘The many facets of Switzerland’, with each denomination focussing on a typically Swiss characteristic.
The design of the 1,000-franc focuses on Switzerland’s ‘communicative flair’ and includes a key motif to express language throughout the design.
As with all the denominations of the Ninth banknote series, the 1,000-franc note includes core design elements of a hand and globe on the front of the note.
The 1,000-franc denomination continues to use a predominantly purple colour scheme but is slightly smaller in size and, says the Swiss National Bank, is therefore easier to handle compared with the previous 1,000-franc banknote.
As with all the denominations of the series, the banknote is printed on Landqart’s Durasafe® three-layer substrate.
Security features include Kurz’s KINEGRAM® Volume holographic foil, SICPA’s SPARK® optically variable ink and Landqart’s Thrusafe™ and Viewsafe™ clear windows. The note also includes a tactile feature to aid those with visual impairments to identiy the note’s denomination.
The 1,000-franc denomination is one of the highest value banknotes in the world, worth around US $995.
The final denomination of the Ninth banknote series is the 100-franc, which will be presented on 3 September 2019 and will begin circulating shortly after.
Read the press release from the Swiss National Bank (SNB).
View all the denominations of the Ninth banknote series at the SNB website.
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