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Swiss Confederation, 50 Franks 1980, 8th banknote series, in circulation since 1995

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Swiss Confederation, 50 Franks 1980, 8th banknote series, in circulation since 1995 (obverse) Swiss Confederation, 50 Franks 1980, 8th banknote series, in circulation since 1995 (reverse)

The 8th series of Swiss banknote was introduced in 1995 and is still in circulation. All the notes show artists who have made outstanding contributions to architecture, music, dramatic arts and literature. The portrait on the 50-franc note introduces Sophie Täuber-Arp. This multi-talented artist worked with paint, textiles and clay, but also acted and danced. She was one of the most formative personalities of classical-modern art.

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