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One-hundred Swiss franc note


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Description:
Size: 70 x 144mm
Main colour: Blue
Date of issue: 12 September 2019

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According to Swiss National Bank there are about 141 million 100-franc banknotes in circulation, amounting to 27.4 percent of the number and 16.7 percent of the value of all banknotes in Switzerland.

One-hundred Swiss franc note design features

The 100-franc note key motif is Switzerland’s humanitarian tradition, expressed by a pair of hands holding and providing water. On the obverse of the note the globe is covered with isobars and the security strip features a network of waterways and a list of the longest rivers in Switzerland. On the reverse of the banknote the illustration of an irrigation channel, feeding glacial meltwater down a cliff face to the fields below, reflects one of humanity's eternal challenges: finding a supply of water. Water treatment and distribution are integral to Switzerland's humanitarian and development aid effort.

One-hundred Swiss franc banknote secutity features

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The Swiss franc 9-th series includes some inovative security features. A number of different technologies are used to integrate the security features into the banknote design. That makes it easy for people to check if a note a genuine or counterfeit, using the tilt, magnify, feel and look method.

[A] Transperent Swiss cross

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On the front of the note on the top-left there is a transperent Swiss cross. Hold it up to the light and it will turn into the Swiss flag.

[B] Microlettering

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If you use magnifying glass you can see a micro text in the four national languages. The text forms the shape of the Swiss national flag. Some of the text is in dark letters on the light background and some are light colored letters on dark background.

[C] Latent image

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On the front of the note the Swiss cross is printed on in such a way, that it can only be seen from a particular angle. Hold the note in front of you ad tilt it backwards. The Swiss cross stands out from the background.

[D] Perforated swiss cross

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A perforated Swiss cross can be found at position D. This cross is made up of an equaled distanced holes.

[E] Watermarks

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There are two watermarks- the Swiss flag and a globe incorporated into the note. If you hold the banknote up to the light on the left you can see outline of the Swiss flag and on the right- the globe.

[1] Shimmering globe

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Tilt the 100-franc note from left to right and you will see a golden arch moves across the globe.

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Hold the banknote in front of you and tilt it backwards. The color of the globe changes from copper to green.

[2] Security strip

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On the front of the note on the bottom half there is a security strip tilt the note from left to right. Red and green numbers appear on four lines and move on opposite directions. Hold the note in front of you: in silver, you will see a map of Switzerland, a network of waterways, a list of the longest Swiss rivers, and the number 100.

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Slowly tilt the note backwards. the outline of Switzerland overlaid with the rivers appears in rainbow colours. In addition to this, little shining Swiss crosses are visible inside the number 100.

[3] Raised print

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The hand, the number 100 and the bank's name can be felt thanks to the raised print produced by intaglio printing. Run your fingers across the hand, the number 100 or the bank’s name on the four national languages. These three elements are easy to feel thanks to the raised print. Rub the raised print elements onto a piece of light-coloured paper: it will leave behind traces of colour.

[4] Symbols for the visually handicapped

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On the front of the note down the long edges are series of short raised lines. They help the visually impaired people to identify the note. The number of lines are different in each denomination. On the One-hundred franc note there are four sets of these tactile lines left and right of the banknote.

[5] Infrared properties

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Both sides of the note contain infrared properties. If you examine the note under infrared camera you will see that the appearance changes: some elements become monochrome and others disappear.

[6] UV elements

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The paper contains flecks which only become visible under ultraviolet light. At the top right of the note is a globe which only becomes visible under ultraviolet light.

[7] See through register

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On both sides of the note incomplete Swiss cross features in the lower section. Hold the note up to the light and you will see the both fragments joining to form a complete Swiss cross.

[8] Serial number

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An identical serial number is printed on the back of the note in two places. It consist letters and numbers printed in different fonts.

[9] Security thread

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On the back of the note, below the number 100 is a triangle containing a glittering security thread. If you hold the note up to the light you can see the security thread extends across entire width of the note. The Swiss flag and number 100 appear at regular intervals along the thread.

Sources:
snb.ch
wikipedia.org