1000 Swiss Francs Banknote (2019)

1000 Swiss Francs Banknote (2019)


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1000 Swiss Francs Banknote Design

The 1000 Swiss franc note front design represents the theme “Language – Communicative flair”; handshaking, followed by the globe depicting Switzerland in time slots; four hours before, “Start of the day” (East Asia, Australia) with letters IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet). The background shows a multi-letters pattern. The safety strip contains an abstract map of Switzerland and its linguistic regions and its neighboring countries; In addition, all Swiss cantons’ names are listed. The reverse of the note represents the communication in different languages in a public debate forum in the Swiss parliament during the Federal Assembly in Bern. The lettering of the note is presented in the German, French, and Italian languages. This note is part of the 2017 series, and its color is purple and multicolor.

Text: Mille Francs, Mille Franchi, 1000, Les billets de banques sont protégés par le droit pénal, Le banconote sono protette dal diritto penale, E 1000, BANQUE NATIONALE SUISSE, BANCA NAZIONALE SVIZZERA, 1000, Banknoten sind strafrechtlich gezützt, Las bancnotas èn protegias dal dregt penal, SCHWEIZERISCHE NATIONALBANK, BANCA NAZIUNALA SVIZRA, Tausend Franken, Milli Francs, Der Präsident des Bankrats, Ein Mitglied des Direktoriums, 1000, Manuela Pfrunder GMP, orell füssli security printing itd Banque nationale suisse.

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Before 1798, over 860 currencies circulated in various denominations and monetary systems in Switzerland. Most 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 in France and Germany.

The Helvetic Republic introduced the franc in 1798, 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.

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 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. 

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.

In 1996, introduced the 200-franc note, while phased out the 500-franc note.

The Swiss National Bank has created eight series of banknotes.

In April 2021, the Swiss National Bank introduced the ninth series launched between 2016 and 2019. In May 2021, the banknotes lost their status as legal tender and were no longer valid for payments.

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The Swiss franc is the official currency of Switzerland and Liechtenstein. The currency code for Francs is CHF, and the currency symbol is CHF.

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Additional information


Current Swiss Francs Banknotes



Product Currencies

Swiss Francs

Tender Types


Country banknote denominations

10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 1000


Purple, Multicolor underprint

Composition material

Hybrid substrate


158 × 70 mm


Language – Communicative flair




Communication, Earth, Hand, Map, Parliament House

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