Today, the Swiss National Bank publicly unveiled the new 20 franc note, the second of the new See Family of banknotes. More “Switzerland’s multiple facets”. The first Each individual value in a series of banknotes or coins. More to be issued, the 50 franc, was awarded the prestigious A banknote (or ‘bill’ as it is often referred to in the US) is a type of negotiable promissory note, issued by a bank or other licensed authority, payable to the bearer on demand. More of the Year prize for 2016 by the International Bank Note Society.
Each banknote presents a different theme. While the 50 franc represented the wind, light is the 20 franc note’s story line.
Between the Facade, face. See Obverse. More and back of the note, light is represented in its many shapes and forms, a reminder of how important its presence is in our everyday lives. From the prism, held by the hand on the front of the note where white light is refracted into a rainbow, to the strikingly colourful globe where light is represented by the constellations in space; from the screen of projected light during the world-renowned Locarno Film Festival to the butterflies’ wings that sparkle when brushed by daylight, the 20 franc note depicts light in its scientific and creative forms.
The Swiss place great importance on the access to Money in physical form such as banknotes and coins. More. In fact, Swiss National Bank Governing Board member, Fritz Zurbrügg, praised cash’s many positive attributes during his opening speech at this year’s World Banknote Summit and stated that “as the physical embodiment of the quality and stability of a The money used in a particular country at a particular time, like dollar, yen, euro, etc., consisting of banknotes and coins, that does not require endorsement as a medium of exchange. More, banknotes also play an important role in maintaining public confidence in the policies of the central bank.”
The new note will be officially issued on May 17th.
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