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Twenty Swiss franc note


20 new Swiss franc note obverse

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Description:
Size: 70 x 130mm
Main colour: Red
Date of issue: 17 May 2017

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According to Swiss National Bank there are about 96.4 million 20-franc banknotes in circulation, amounting to 18.8 percent of the number and 2.3 percent of the value of all banknotes in Switzerland.

Twenty Swiss franc note design features

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The design of the new 20-frank banknote is based on Switzerland’s creativity, expressed by the light.

[1]Hand

20 new Swiss franc Hand

The hand holds a prism through which light is dispersed into various colours.

[2]Kaleidoscope

20 new Swiss franc Kaleidoscope

The background of the note is reminiscent of a kaleidoscope in which colourful patterns are produced through reflected light.

[3]Globe and constellations

20 new Swiss franc globe

The motif of light is shown in the constellations over the globe.

[4]Security strip

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The light motif also plays an important role on the security strip. Night-time light emissions are overlaid on a map of Switzerland and the surrounding regions, and the distances between different celestial bodies and the earth are listed in light seconds.

[5]Butterfly

20 new Swiss franc Butterfly

Light reveals the colour of the butterfly's wings and allows us to behold the rich diversity of nature.

[6]Film festival

20 new Swiss franc Film festival

Creativity, as can be experienced at a film festival, is expressed through the projection of light onto a screen.

[7]Iris

20 new Swiss franc Iris

The lines on the back of the 20-franc note portray an iris, which regulates the amount of light entering the human eye.

For detailed overview the security features of Swiss franc new 9-th series banknotes turn to 50 Swiss franc note or 100 Swiss franc note.

Sources:
snb.ch
wikipedia.org