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Swiss Franc

Swiss Franc Currency:

Swiss Franc is the official currency of Switzerland and Liechtenstein. It is also the official currency in the Italian Exclave Campione d’Italia. The sovereign authority to issue currency notes lies with the Swiss National Bank whereas the coins are issued by the federal mint called “Swissmint”. Swiss Franc is agreed as the unofficial currency in Büsingen am Hochrhein where the money is valid for carrying out transactions upon mutual agreement of the parties involved. Busingen am Hochrhein, or Busingen is a small German town where Swiss Franc is widely used for making payments although Euro is technically the official legal tender throughout Germany.

Due to co-existence of multiple lingual cultures in Switzerland, the official currency or the legal tender is called by different names.. Franken in German; Franc in French and Romansh ; and Franco in Italian.

Swiss Franc is subdivided into hundred equal parts. Each 1/100th part is called by different names in the existing different lingual cultures of Switzerland like… Rappen in German; Centime in French; Rap in Romansh; and Centessimo in Italian.

Swiss Franc is ranked 5th or 6th in value held as reserves following in seriation after US Dollar, the Euro, the Japanese Yen, the Pound Sterling and the Canadian Dollar. Further, Swiss Franc has the distinction of being used as a reserve currency across the world in view of the robust economy, zero inflation in recent years (prior to 2018), very high HDI (Human Development Index of 0.939 in the second place after Norway as per 2015 estimate)) and other meritorious global parameters of Switzerland.

Swiss Franc (Switzerland):

Code: CHF

Symbol: CHF, Fr., SFr. (old)


1⁄100 = Rappen


10, 20, 50, 100, 200 & 1,000 francs

Swiss Franc


5, 10 & 20 Rp. /cts., 1⁄2, 1, 2 & 5 francs

Official users:            


Italy Campione d'Italia, Italy

Unofficial users:     

Germany Büsingen am Hochrhein, Germany

Central bank           

Swiss National Bank


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