Switzerland, 10 Francs 1956 - 1980


ID Number: SB09-0101
Category: Paper Money
Description: Switzerland, 10 Francs 1956 - 1980
Country or State: Switzerland
Year: Issue: 01.10.1956; Recall: 01.05.1980; This Banknote: 05.01.1970
Period: Confederation (1848-present)
Head of State/Ruler:  
Currency: Francs
Face Value: 10 Francs
Subject/Theme: GOTTFRIED KELLER 1819-1890
Obverse: Gottfried Keller (Swiss poet) on the right
Obverse Legend:  
Obverse Designer: Hermann Eidenbenz
Reverse: Bennet blossoms
Reverse Legend: Swiss National Bank (in four National Languages)
Reverse Designer: Hermann Eidenbenz
Note: Fifth Banknote Series, 1956
Dimensions (B x H): 137 x 75 mm
Krause Catalog Number:  
Other Catalog Number: 45r
State of Conservation: Extremely Fine (XF)

Uncirculated (Unc) € -
Extremely Fine (XF) € 50.00
Very Fine (VF) € -
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Very Good (VG) € -
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Gottfried Keller was a Swiss writer of German-language literature, was best known for his novel Green Henry (German: Der grüne Heinrich).

From 1850 to 1856, he worked in Berlin. Hartmann claims it was chiefly this stay in Berlin which molded Keller's character into its final shape, toned down his rather bitter pessimism to a more moderate form, and prepared him (not without the privations of hunger), in the whirl of a large city, for an enjoyment of the more restricted pleasures of his native Zurich. It was in Berlin that he turned definitely away from other pursuits and took up literature as a career.