Switzerland, 10 Francs 1979 - 2000


ID Number: SR40-0102
Category: Paper Money
Description: Switzerland, 10 Francs 1979 - 2000
Country or State: Switzerland
Year: Issue: 5 November 1979; Recall: 01 May 2000
Period: Confederation (1848-present)
Head of State/Ruler:  
Currency: Francs
Face Value: 10 Francs
Subject/Theme: Leonhard Euler 1707-1783
Obverse: Portrait of Leonhard Euler, 1707 – 1783, Mathematician
Obverse Legend:  
Obverse Designer: Ernst and Ursula Hiestand
Reverse: Water turbine, the solar system and a scheme of propagation of rays of light passing through lenses
Reverse Legend:  
Reverse Designer: Ernst and Ursula Hiestand
Note: Sixth Banknote Series, 1976
Dimensions (B x H): 137 x 66 mm
Krause Catalog Number:  
Other Catalog Number: 53H
State of Conservation: Uncirculated (Unc)

Uncirculated (Unc) € 150.00
Extremely Fine (XF) € 90.00
Very Fine (VF) € 75.00
Fine (F) € 50.00
Very Good (VG) € -
Good (G) € -
Poor (P) € -


Leonhard Euler (15 April 1707 – 18 September 1783) was a pioneering Swiss mathematician and physicist.

He made important discoveries in fields as diverse as infinitesimal calculus and graph theory. He also introduced much of the modern mathematical terminology and notation, particularly for mathematical analysis, such as the notion of a mathematical function.He is also renowned for his work in mechanics, fluid dynamics, optics, and astronomy.

Euler spent most of his adult life in St. Petersburg, Russia, and in Berlin, Prussia. He is considered to be the preeminent mathematician of the 18th century, and one of the greatest mathematicians to have ever lived. He is also one of the most prolific mathematicians ever; his collected works fill 60–80 quarto volumes.

A statement attributed to Pierre-Simon Laplace expresses Euler's influence on mathematics: "Read Euler, read Euler, he is the master of us all.