Swiss franc

currency of Switzerland and Liechtenstein
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The Swiss franc (German: Franken, French and Romansh: franc, Italian: franco; sign: Fr. or SFr.; code: CHF) is the currency of Switzerland and Liechtenstein.

Swiss franc
Banknotes Coins
Banknotes Coins
ISO 4217 Code CHF
Official user(s)
Unofficial user(s) Germany Büsingen am Hochrhein, Germany[note 1]
Inflation 0.6% in 2021
Source Statistik Schweiz
Subunit
1100
Nickname
  • Swiss German: Einräppler[note 3] for a 1 centime coin; Füüferli[note 3] for a 5 centimes coin; Füfzgerli[note 3] for a 50 centimes coin; Stutz[note 3] for a 1 franc coin (en Stutz), or change in general (Stutz); Füüfliiber[note 3] for a 5 francs coin
  • Swiss Standard German: Einfränkler for a 1 franc coin; Zweifränkler for a 2 francs coin; Hunderter for a 100 francs note; Ameise for a 1000 francs note
  • fr: balle(s) for ≥ 1 franc; thune for a 5 franc coin
  • Swiss Italian:
Plural
Coins
Freq. used 5, 10, 20 Centimes, ​12, 1, 2, 5 Francs
Banknotes
Freq. used 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 1000 Francs
Rarely used 500 francs
Central bank Swiss National Bank
Website https://www.snb.ch
Printer Orell Füssli Sicherheitsdruck AG (Zürich)
Website https://www.orellfuessli.com
Mint Swissmint
Website https://www.swissmint.ch

The smaller denomination, a hundredth of a franc, is a Rappen (Rp.) in German, centime (c.) in French, centesimo (ct.) in Italian, and rap (rp.) in Romansh.

Banknotes change

  • 10 francs
  • 20 francs
  • 50 francs
  • 100 francs
  • 200 francs
  • 1000 francs

Coins change

  • 1 centime (not used commonly)
  • 2 centimes (not used commonly)
  • 5 centimes
  • 10 centimes
  • 20 centimes
  • ½ franc
  • 1 franc
  • 2 francs
  • 5 francs

Notes change

  1. The Swiss franc is widely accepted, although the euro is officially used.
  2. The Swiss franc is the official currency and the euro is widely accepted.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Can be pronounced (and written) differently among different regions.

Other websites change

  • Heiko Otto (ed.). "The Banknotes of Switzerland" (in English, German, and French). Retrieved 2019-05-06. (in English) (in German) (in French)