The Swiss Franc is the currency and legal tender of Switzerland; it is also legal tender in the Italian exclave Campione d'Italia. The Swiss franc is the only version of the franc still issued in Europe. The ISO (International Organization for Standardization) code of the currency used by banks and financial institutions is CHF, although "Fr." is used by mainly businesses and advertisers. The currency is commonly referred to by foreign-exchange traders as “Swissie”.
In 1907, the Swiss National Bank took over the issuance of banknotes. Denominations range from 5 to 1000 francs. All Swiss Franc notes have the same height (74mm), while the widths increase with the value of then note. All banknotes are quadrilingual, displaying all information in the four national languages.
The Swiss Franc is regarded as a reserve currency around the world and is currently ranked after the US Dollar, the Euro, the Japanese Yen and the Pound Sterling.
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