Size: 70 x 130mm
Main colour: Red
Date of issue: 17 May 2017
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
The design of the new 20-frank banknote is based on Switzerland’s creativity, expressed by the light.
The hand holds a prism through which light is dispersed into various colours.
The background of the note is reminiscent of a kaleidoscope in which colourful patterns are produced through reflected light.
Globe and constellations
The motif of light is shown in the constellations over the globe.
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.
Light reveals the colour of the butterfly's wings and allows us to behold the rich diversity of nature.
Creativity, as can be experienced at a film festival, is expressed through the projection of light onto a screen.
The lines on the back of the 20-franc note portray an iris, which regulates the amount of light entering the human eye.