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Swiss Confederation, 100 Francs (2nd Banknote Series, in Circulation 1911-1980)

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Swiss Confederation, 100 Francs (2nd Banknote Series, in Circulation 1911-1980) (obverse) Swiss Confederation, 100 Francs (2nd Banknote Series, in Circulation 1911-1980) (reverse)

The 100-franc note of the second series stems from Ferdinand Hodler. When Hodler got the request of drawing the images for two of the new national banknotes, he already was one of the leading painters in Europe. Nevertheless, when he presented his illustration of the mower shown on this note, the federal commission for paper money interfered and claimed several changes: the mower was not to wear a cap, his sandals had to be replaced by shoes, and instead of the Savoyard model, Hodler had chosen he lived in Geneva, after all he had to allegorize a man from Entlebuch with "likeable Swiss features."

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