The design of the new 200-franc note is intended to reflect Switzerland’s scientific expertise, according to a Swiss National Bank (SNB) statement.
The back of the new Swiss 200-franc note. Photo: Swiss National Bank
The note will begin to go into circulation on August 22nd. The SNB says that is smaller and easier to handle than its predecessor.
The 200-franc note, worth around $200, is the fourth in a new series of high-security Swiss banknotes being released in stages. The 50, 20 and 10-franc notes have already been released to great acclaim.
The updated 10-franc note, released in October 2017, was rated the world’s best for last year by the International Bank Note Society.
— Swiss National Bank (@SNB_BNS_en) August 15, 2018
That award came after the new Swiss 50-franc note claimed the same prize in 2016.
The new version of the heavy-duty 1000-franc note is set to be presented in May 2019 with the updated 100-franc note expected to be unveiled in autumn 2019.
The former “eight series” banknotes will remain legal tender under further notice, the SNB said.