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Here is the new 1000-franc notes

The new 1000-franc Banknote. From now on, the customers can hold them in your hands. Max Müller was one of the first people in the Morning at 8 o'clock at the switch, the Swiss national Bank (SNB) in Zurich. He had 1000 francs in cash that it exchanged then in the new 1000-franc Note. Outside on the steps of the SNB, he then took a Selfie with himself and the new Note.

Happy with the new Note: A customer makes a Selfie in front of the Swiss national Bank in Zurich. (Image: 20 minutes)

the new 1000cc also on the ATMs? And as long as the old notes are still valid? Here are the most important questions and answers.

Where are the new 1000-franc Note first?

First, there is the new Nötli in Zurich. There, the cashier of the Swiss national Bank (SNB) opened at börsenstrasse 15 to point 8 at and exchange the new Money. In Bern there was the note a bit later, at 8.30 PM at the Bank of EEK at the amthaus alley 14. Due to the restructuring in the SNB building, the ticket hall is closed on Federal court 1. They should but open up in the course of the year.

there Is the Note at the ATMs?

In contrast to the 20s, 50s or 100s, not the 1000s - based long-at any ATM. At UBS, about the machines from spitting, especially in high-traffic or border locations, the large notes.

How long, the old 1000-franc banknotes are still valid?

With the old Note you can still pay up to and no later than 2021, as SNB spokesman Walter Meier says to 20 minutes. After that, you need to exchange it for the SNB. This should be at least in the next 20 years: "at the moment, a change in the law in Parliament is pending, that the old notes can be exchanged forever at the SNB." The Council of States has voted 'no', the national Council Yes. The final decision is still pending.

How many new notes bring the SNB into circulation?

that depends on how many of the thousands of withdrawn and exchanged: "We will replace the SNB returned to the notes and the cash demand", says SNB spokesman Walter Meier. When the last of the old thousands of disappear from the market, is open. According to the SNB of around 49 million the thousands are currently in circulation. For comparison: In the Hundreds, there are well 142 million.

How safe is the new 1000-franc Note?

the SNB's Vice-President, and notes-in-chief, Fritz Zurbrügg, has repeatedly stressed that the new banknotes were the first in the world. Overall, the new series of banknotes has 15 security features. These are mounted in all of the new notes in the same Position and Size. One of the outstanding safety features of the globe. So you can make the "globe test": Flips the Note from the left to the right, a Golden arc over the globe.

Video: 1000-franc Note in Bern The revealing is the latest work by the Swiss national Bank. (Video: Tamedia)

Why banknote series have to be replaced at all?

For the majority of Swiss Design, and the Subject of the banknotes in the foreground. However, the reason for the production of new notes is not an aesthetic: According to the SNB, it launches a new note series to be counterfeiters are always one step ahead. This is particularly important because the development of the reproduction technology is proceeding rapidly. The SNB wants to ensure that counterfeiting will be out of the game. The tenth series could appear in 15 to 20 years.

What grade?

On 3. September, the SNB presented the new of hundreds of. He's coming on 12. September in the circulation. Then the ninth banknote series is complete.

(Taken over by 20 minutes, edited by the editorial Tamedia.) (red)

Created: 13.03.2019, 09:27 PM

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