Switzerland 10 Francs (9th Series)


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The Swiss franc is the official currency of Switzerland and Liechtenstein. The international official currency symbol; CHF.  Before 1798, over 860 different currencies circulated in various denominations and monetary systems in Switzerland. The majority of these coins originated from the French livre tournois or the southern German gulden of the 17th century. The new Swiss currencies emerged in the 18th century after the Swiss cantons did not keep up with the depreciation rate that occurred in France and Germany. The Helvetic Republic (a sister republic of France during the French Revolutionary Wars) introduced the franc in 1798, which was minted until 1803; this issue served as a model for the coins of several cantons during the Mediation period (1803-1814). Despite the arrival of the first Swiss franc, the southern German kronenthaler became the most popular currency in the nineteenth century. To address this issue, the Swiss Federal Constitution of 1848 stipulated that the federal government would be the sole body entitled to issue currency in the country. The first Federal Monetary Law, passed in 1850, established the franc as the monetary unit of Switzerland two years later. In 1907, The Swiss National Bank assumed responsibility for issuing banknotes from the cantons and individual banks and introduced notes in denominations of 50, 100, 500, and 1000 francs, followed by 20 francs in 1911 and 5 francs in 1913. The Federal Treasury issued notes in denominations of 5, 10, and 20 francs in 1914. These notes were made available in three separate languages: French, German, and Italian. That year, the State Loan Bank also printed 25 franc notes. The national bank stopped issuing 5 franc notes in 1952 but launched 10 franc notes in 1955. The 200-franc note was launched in 1996, while the 500-franc note was phased out. The Swiss National Bank has created eight series of banknotes. In April 2021, the Swiss National Bank announced the eighth series was replaced by the ninth series launched between 2016 and 2019. In May 2021, the banknotes lost their status as legal tender and are no longer valid for payments.

The 10 Swiss franc note front design represents the theme “Time – Organizational talent”; the two hands of a conductor, in which one of them directs the baton and sets the tempo, followed by the globe depicting Switzerland in time slots around the International Date Line, “End of Day” (Bering Strait, Pacific Ocean), with time zone borders drawn on top. The multi-colored background contains different clock sketches showing different times. The security strip represents the Swiss rail network and its longest tunnels. The reverse of the note illustrates two rail lines link in the world’s longest railway tunnel, the Gotthard Base Tunnel, which is part of the world’s most dense railway network, lowering the time for traveling the Alps in Central Switzerland, followed by a watch movement that represents the country’s strong organizational skills. In the background are lines that portray a piece of Switzerland’s train network.  The lettering of the note is presented in the German, French, and Italian languages. This note is part of the 2016 – 2017 series, and its color is yellow and multicolor.

Text: Zehn Franken, Diesch Francs, 10, Banknoten sind strafrechtlich gezützt, Las bancnotas èn protegias dal dregt penal, E 10, SCHWEIZERISCHE NATIONALBANK, BANCA NAZIUNALA SVIZRA, 10, Les billets de banques sont protégés par le droit penal, Le banconote sono protette dal diritto penale, BANQUE NATIONALE SUISSE, BANCA NAZIONALE SVIZZERA, Dix Francs, Dieci Franchi, Le président du Conseil, Un membre de la Direction Générale, 10,  Manuela Pfrunder GMP, orell füssli security printing itd Banque nationale suisse.

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