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Swiss franc

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The Swiss franc (CHF) is the currency of Switzerland and Liechtenstein. It is distributed by the central bank of Switzerland, the Schweizerische Nationalbank .

It has different names in the four official languages spoken Switzerland: Franken (German), franc (French), franco (Italian) and franc (Rhaeto-Romanic). The smaller denomination, which is worth a hundredth of a franc, is called Rappen, centime, centesimo and rap, respectively.

As of January 1, 2005, the Swiss franc was worth US$ 0.858101 or 0.646289.

Coins in circulation are[1]

  • 1 centime (not in use anymore)
  • 5 centimes (2007 will be a debate about the need of this coin)
  • 10 centimes
  • 20 centimes
  • franc
  • 1 franc
  • 2 francs
  • 5 francs

Banknotes in circulation are[2]

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


See franc for other currencies with the same name.

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Last updated: 08-29-2005 12:24:48
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