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

"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.