Swiss National Bank bolsters security features of first banknote in new series

New Sfr50 will circulate on April 12

After five years in the pipeline, the Swiss National Bank (SNB) launched its new Sfr50 banknote today (April 6). The first in the forthcoming series, it will enter circulation on April 12.

The long-awaited series takes inspiration from "the many facets of Switzerland", with each denomination depicting a "typically Swiss" characteristic, illustrated with a range of elements and security features.

Designed by Manuela Pfrunder, ‘Wealth of Experience' has been selected as the theme on the Sfr50 and

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