Size: 70 x 151mm
Main color: Brown
Date of issue: 22 August 2018
According to Swiss National Bank there are about 76.47 million 200-franc banknotes in circulation, amounting to 14.9 percent of the number and 18.1 percent of the value of all banknotes in Switzerland. A survey by the Swiss National Bank shows that 66 percent of the Swiss resident population has held a 200-franc note in their hands in the last few years. The notes have an above-average life expectancy of over 10 years.
Two-hundred Swiss franc note design features
The design of the new 200-frank banknote is based on Switzerland’s scientific expertise and achievements, expressed by matter.
The fingers of the hand describe three axis coordinates, representing the spatial dimensions in which matter expands.
Globe and land masses
Over the globe, the earth's land masses during the late Cretaceous period are shown.
The security strip features an abstract map of the geological ages of Switzerland, as well as a timeline showing some of the stages in the formation of the universe.
The particle collision expresses the key motif of the note and highlights the international importance of Swiss scientific activities.
The illustration of a particle detector represents Switzerland as a research hub.