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Swiss franc


Swiss franc, the currency of Switzerland and Liechtenstein, the offcial bank code "CHF" (from the Latin - Confoederatio Helvetica Franc). Also popular signs: Fr. or SFr. Names of currency: German-Franken; French and Romansh - franc ; Italian - franco. One Swiss franc is divided into 100: Rappen (Rp.) in German, centime (c.) in French, centesimo (ct.) in Italian, and rap (rp.) in Romansh. The Swiss National Bank (SNB) issues banknotes and the federal mint Swissmint issues coins.


One franc

Apart from the U.S. dollar, euro, Japanese yen and British pound, Swiss franc is one of the main foreign exchange currency in the world. By 1967 coins in denominations of 1/2, 1, 2 and 5 Francs were made of silver. Starting from 1968 Swismint stopped minting silver coins for everyday circulation. Banknotes are present in 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, and 1000 francs denominations.