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Swiss Confederation, 1,000 Francs (5th Banknote Series, in Circulation 1956-1980)

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Swiss Confederation, 1,000 Francs (5th Banknote Series, in Circulation 1956-1980) (obverse) Swiss Confederation, 1,000 Francs (5th Banknote Series, in Circulation 1956-1980) (reverse)

"Memento mori remember your death! Don't forget, that you will die." This is the message on the 1,000-franc note designed by Pierre Gauchat. The theme of the Danse Macabre or Dance of Death is a late-medieval allegory on the universality of death: no matter one's station in life, the dance of death unites us all.

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