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bringing loose change to bank

I have so many small coins-2,5,10 and 20 ruppen and I want to get rid of them. One cannot just dump them on the bank counter.Does someone know how to pack them or dispose of them?Is there a machine for loose change?
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Re: bringing loose change to bank

At our bank there is a machine where you put in your debit card, a little door slides open, you pour your coins into the machine, the machine counts them and the amount goes into your account.
I'm sure these machines must be in other banks too.
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At our bank there is a machine where you put in your debit card, a little door slides open, you pour your coins into the machine, the machine counts them and the amount goes into your account.
I'm sure these machines must be in other banks too.
There's one in my bank too so that makes at least two if them.
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Re: bringing loose change to bank

I think all banks have such machines, but not all branches have them. I would start by looking at your banks website and see what services are offered by various branch. If you still cant find what youre looking for, i recommend trying a competing branch. Their machines might take a small commision for the service though
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Re: bringing loose change to bank

Here are a few threads:

Loads of coins

Depositing piles of coins at the bank and coin counters

Where to change coins for cash in Zurich?


Mostly it will depend on who you have a bank account with, moreso than where the machine is.

If you have a Credit Suisse account in Zurich, you can use the machines at both "Opernhaus", and the "Rathaus" trams stops.
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Re: bringing loose change to bank

there is a bank, can not remember which one, that has machines in their foyer, you put the coins in and it give you higher denomination. It is probably in one of the links previously given.

Not sure it takes 5 or 2 rappen coins. Have to say the 2 rappen might be at the collector stage, rarely seen one if at all.

I tend to use up to 6 x 5 rappen coins in the supermarkets when paying. Believe only the supermarkets and kiosks use rappens.
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Not sure it takes 5 or 2 rappen coins. Have to say the 2 rappen might be at the collector stage, rarely seen one if at all.


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It's the 1,2, and 5 franc coins before 1968 that are cool.... they are made of Silver....and desirable by collectors



Machines typically won't take them due to weight (well.... density difference in the metals), so next time a coin is spit back out and you shout "Stupid machine".... check the mint date on the coin first.
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there is a bank, can not remember which one, that has machines in their foyer, you put the coins in and it give you higher denomination. It is probably in one of the links previously given.

Not sure it takes 5 or 2 rappen coins. Have to say the 2 rappen might be at the collector stage, rarely seen one if at all.

I tend to use up to 6 x 5 rappen coins in the supermarkets when paying. Believe only the supermarkets and kiosks use rappens.
So you are one of those who makes everyone wait in the line until you count all your cents?
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Re: bringing loose change to bank

What a pleasure it was to discover that little conveyor belt that takes all my little coins into my bank account and makes the 'clinking' into the jar all worthwhile!!!
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Re: bringing loose change to bank

Post offices also gives currency notes for the coins in exchange
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So you are one of those who makes everyone wait in the line until you count all your cents?
No not all, I did not explain myself well, I will have that amount in one hand/ or easy to get at pocket, then when I see the total use them or some if convenient to the total, ie 10chf & 20 raps.
I am fast at paying and I get my shopping out of the way, i.e. in the basket/trolley to pack out of the way.
What does my head in slightly, are the people who still have to search their for their wallet & take an age to pay & make way for the next person.

The message I was trying to get across, is they can use them, many businesses they are nuisance for.

on another thread, someone mentioned one could use them to buy stamps from a machine, but I have yet to discover that Stamp machine.
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on another thread, someone mentioned one could use them to buy stamps from a machine, but I have yet to discover that Stamp machine.

I think you're too late for those. They used to exist here but they took them away over a year ago in these parts at least and I believe it was throughout Switzerland.
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Re: bringing loose change to bank

well I took my coins to the ZKB maschine in Bahnhofstrasse Zürich. 70 franks in all. But one has to have account with ZKB-it gets credited to the account.
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It's the 1,2, and 5 franc coins before 1968 that are cool.... they are made of Silver....and desirable by collectors

Machines typically won't take them due to weight (well.... density difference in the metals), so next time a coin is spit back out and you shout "Stupid machine".... check the mint date on the coin first.
I'm a collector. It's interesting that the Swiss have used the same design for so many years. Below is a run down of the last pattern switch up to when they stopped using silver. Although they switched the coins' metal content, they still use the same designs until today. And yes, those are 1800's for those 3.

1/2 Franken 1875 to 1967 : Silver
1 Franken 1875 to 1967 : Silver
2 Franken 1874 to 1967 : Silver
5 Franken 1931 to 1967 and 1969 : Silver

Note that the 5 FR 1968 is NOT Silver.
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It's the 1,2, and 5 franc coins before 1968 that are cool.... they are made of Silver....and desirable by collectors

Machines typically won't take them due to weight (well.... density difference in the metals), so next time a coin is spit back out and you shout "Stupid machine".... check the mint date on the coin first.
"STUPID MACHINE!" I cried, as it spit my rejects back at me. Then I remembered this thread, and took a closer look...

A 1944 2-Franc coin and a 1925 20-rappen coin.

Worth anything? How do I get rid of them (for more than CHF2.20, obv!)
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"STUPID MACHINE!" I cried, as it spit my rejects back at me. Then I remembered this thread, and took a closer look...

A 1944 2-Franc coin and a 1925 20-rappen coin.

Worth anything? How do I get rid of them (for more than CHF2.20, obv!)
Their worth is subject to the coins condidition - the more wear the lower its value. You could try selling them to a "Numismatiker" (call one, e.g. from this list provided by swissmint). Otherwise you get rid of them by paying a human for whatever you happen to have bought.

But it's probably not worth the effort, this price list says the Zweiliber is worth up to 10CHF, but going by the picture in the top right corner such a price requires excellent condition, maybe even directly off the mint (i.e. zero scratches and no wear at all).

As for original topic, 1-Rappen and 2-Rappen stopped being legal coin in 1998 or thereabouts (see current executive order from 2006), i.e. their worth is now determined by metal content. If the banks still take them back at all (I don't think they do) one shouldn't expext a significant payment.
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