Why Swiss Franc banknotes do not have year of issue on the paper? I tried to find such number (year) without success - maybe it is with very small font...

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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is not about an issue of personal finance that the OP is facing. Jul 5, 2019 at 11:10
  • It is about money tough - so i would suggest to keep it
    – Thomas
    Jul 5, 2019 at 11:20
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    Questions about currency are inherently fundamental to personal finance. This question is on-topic. Jul 5, 2019 at 12:50
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    @i486 there isn't automatically a SE site for any question you might want to ask. Jul 5, 2019 at 13:49
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    @chepner Ok, the question is related to saving and investing. If you are not Swiss citizen and not seen CHF banknotes, you have to recognize how Swiss francs look - there are 8 different series and most of them are not valid now. The year of issue is the most simple way to decide whether this banknote is new and probably valid or its value is only numismatic.
    – i486
    Jul 5, 2019 at 17:15

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The first 2 digits of the serialnumber are the printing year. E.g. 00 is 2000, 94 is 1994, 19 is 2019.

Source: SRF

  • Thanks. Is there similar information about series of banknote (6-7-8, etc.)?
    – i486
    Jul 5, 2019 at 12:00
  • Not sure if i understand the question correclty - but you can look up the information how long one series was produced and how long its valid (based on the series). Also the design of the series differs greatly if you need to check which series it belongs to...
    – Thomas
    Jul 8, 2019 at 10:11

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