CHF - Swiss Franc

The Swiss Franc is the currency of Switzerland. Our currency rankings show that the most popular Swiss Franc exchange rate is the CHF to USD rate. The currency code for Francs is CHF, and the currency symbol is CHF. Below, you'll find Swiss Franc rates and a currency converter. You can also subscribe to our currency newsletters with daily rates and analysis, read the Xe Currency Blog, or take CHF rates on the go with our Xe Currency Apps and website.

Importance of the Swiss Franc
The Swiss Franc has a reputation for being a safe haven or hard currency; it is often purchased during financial uncertainty due to its reliability and stability. Regularly used as a global reserve currency, the Swiss Franc is the sixth most traded currency in the world. All CHF banknotes feature the four national languages of Switzerland: Germany, Romansh, French, and Italian.

Brief History of Swiss Franc
Prior to the Helvetic Republic, over 860 different coins circulated in Switzerland. In 1798, the Franc currency was introduced and used until 1803 along with a number of foreign currencies. During this time, there was a complex currency system comprising over 8,000 different coins and banknotes in circulation. Under the Federal Coinage Act, all currencies were replaced by the Swiss Franc, which was introduced at par with the French Franc in 1850. Switzerland adopted the gold standard in 1865 as a member of the Latin Monetary Union, legally maintaining it until 2000.

Swiss Franc Stats

NameSwiss Franc
SymbolCHF
Minor unit1/100 = Rappen
Minor unit symbolRp.
Central bank rate-0.75%
Inflation0.50%
Top CHF conversionCHF to USD
Top CHF chartCHF to USD chart

Swiss Franc Profile

NicknamesStutz, Stei, Eier (Swiss), Chuffs
CoinsFreq used: 5Rp., 10Rp., 20Rp., 50Rp., CHF1, CHF2, CHF5
Bank notesFreq used: CHF10, CHF20, CHF50, CHF100, CHF200, CHF1000
Central bankSwiss National Bank
Users
Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Campione d'Italia, Büsingen am Hochrhein

Live Currency Rates

CurrencyRateChange
EUR / USD1.16190
GBP / EUR1.17130
USD / JPY110.948
GBP / USD1.36094
USD / CHF0.924730
USD / CAD1.25865
EUR / JPY128.912
AUD / USD0.728404

Central Bank Rates

CurrencyInterest Rate
JPY-0.10%
CHF-0.75%
EUR0.00%
USD0.25%
CAD0.25%
AUD0.10%
NZD0.25%
GBP0.10%