Discover stunning Switzerland
Switzerland is more than just exceptional chocolate and cheese, you know. It also offers bold architecture, beautiful hiking trails, and majestic landscapes as far as the eye can see. Postcard-perfect Switzerland provides the European experience you’ve always dreamed of.
Whether you’re snowboarding the Matterhorn or taking in the emerald waters of Lake Geneva, a few franc coins and notes in your pocket will allow you to live it up while you’re exploring this beautiful land. Swiss francs will also be your ticket to a tour of the famous Chateau de Chillon castle and get you those souvenirs at the Plainpalais Flea Market in Geneva.
To really make the most of what this breathtaking destination has to offer, you’ll need to swap your Aussie dollars for Swiss francs. Then all there's left for you to do is enjoy the sights of stunning Switzerland.
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Pick up locally
With over 140 convenient store locations across Australia, you can securely pick up your Swiss Francs with no hassles.
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Coins and notes
The Swiss franc (CHF) is subdivided into 100 rappen (Rp). Coins in current circulation include CHF1, CHF2, CHF5, 5Rp, 10Rp, 20Rp, and 50Rp, while banknotes include CHF10, CHF20, CHF50, CHF100, CHF200, and CHF1000.
Facts about the currency
- Before the franc was introduced in 1798, there were about 860 different coins circulating Switzerland, all with different values and monetary systems (confusing much?!).
- All franc banknotes are quadrilingual, displaying all information in the country’s four national languages.
- The price of silver rose significantly in the late 1960s, making a silver franc coin’s metal value exceed its monetary value. This led to many silver coins being sent overseas for melting, which was then made illegal by the federal government. The melting of silver franc coins decreased when the collectible value of the remaining francs again exceeded their metal value again.