Fritz Zurbrügg: Unveiling of the new 20-franc note

Introductory remarks by Mr Fritz Zurbrügg, Vice Chairman of the Governing Board of the Swiss National Bank, at the News Conference on new 20-franc note, Berne, 10 May 2017.

The views expressed in this speech are those of the speaker and not the view of the BIS.

Central bank speech  | 
18 May 2017

Ladies and gentlemen

It is a pleasure to welcome you to our news conference. My colleague Thomas Wiedmer and I are delighted to present the Swiss National Bank's new 20-franc note to you today. We showed you what it looks like just a few minutes ago - I hope you like it. Personally, I really like the way it has turned out, and I know that both of my colleagues on the Governing Board are also very pleased with the result.

I shall start with a brief review of our experiences with the ninth banknote series so far; the 50-franc note - the first denomination in the new series to be released - entered circulation over a year ago. I shall then make some observations about the theme and design of the 20- franc note, before handing over to Thomas Wiedmer, who will go through the security features and present the accompanying information material.