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swisspea 29.03.2011 23:14

Re: Swiss coins
 
I found a 10 rappen coin that was minted the year of my grandmother's birth....I sent it to her for her 90th Birthday...two years ago...

BasP72 30.03.2011 07:46

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about a month ago I found a 20 rappen piece from 1913.... Can you imagine what this coin would have 'seen' ? I know 20 rappen is not much now, doesn't buy you anything but what would it have bought back in 1913 ?

moebius 21.06.2020 20:18

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Maybe a bit irrelevant for this thread, but have anybody ever tried to change 50 chf note to 2 chf coins? Where can I do that for free or for a small fee?

Thanks,

Urs Max 21.06.2020 21:15

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Quote:

Originally Posted by moebius (Post 3192912)
Maybe a bit irrelevant for this thread, but have anybody ever tried to change 50 chf note to 2 chf coins? Where can I do that for free or for a small fee?

Thanks,

Die Post

If you increase that to 100.- you get a neat roll (applies to all coin sizes, 50 get you a roll)

KiwiSteve 21.06.2020 22:09

Re: Swiss coins
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by moebius (Post 3192912)
Maybe a bit irrelevant for this thread, but have anybody ever tried to change 50 chf note to 2 chf coins? Where can I do that for free or for a small fee?

Thanks,

Any bank; some of them have automatic machines, all no charge

moebius 22.06.2020 22:30

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Thanks both!

Do you know if I can do the same for euro? (either at banks or at post)?

amogles 23.06.2020 10:14

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Quote:

Originally Posted by moebius (Post 3193228)
Thanks both!

Do you know if I can do the same for euro? (either at banks or at post)?

You'd be better off doing that in Germany or France.

Most Swiss banks don't like to handle foreign coins.

Urs Max 23.06.2020 20:23

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Quote:

Originally Posted by KiwiSteve (Post 3192940)
all no charge

That probably depends on the volume, and banks may handle things differently if you're not a customer.

Euro coins: No, too heavy for the value.

st2lemans 23.06.2020 20:29

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And for Vreneli? :confused:

Tom

bowlie 23.06.2020 20:37

Re: Swiss coins
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by KiwiSteve (Post 3192940)
Any bank; some of them have automatic machines, all no charge

Not so much in the Suisse Romande, I’ve never seen one.

BasP72 23.06.2020 20:41

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Quote:

Originally Posted by st2lemans (Post 3193457)
And for Vreneli? :confused:

Tom

If someone is exchanging them for 20 chf please let me know...

st2lemans 23.06.2020 20:49

Re: Swiss coins
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by BasP72 (Post 3193460)
If someone is exchanging them for 20 chf please let me know...

I'm looking more at CHF 345 (each)

Tom

Carrie 21.08.2020 13:08

Re: Swiss coins
 
Got here after odd results searching for the word "Vrenlis" on Google.

If I try to pay parking, and the machine is "giving lip," I have wondered, does that make the parking free? Leave a note in one of the 4 languages if possible on the windshield. It is worth a shot. You might get by or get a less painful, less costly punishment?

Times are HARD these days in 2020. I am reading ads about people buying people's jewelry and "Vrenlis."

Things don't have to get this bad.....do they???

Also to try on those stern and stubborn machines that reject coins - try a different technique. Try up to 5 times or whatever you have the patience for, vary the nudge of the index finger. And yes, if you spend THAT much time handling the coin and coercing the machine, DISINFECT your fingers!



Quote:

Originally Posted by litespeed (Post 3314)
If a vending machine refuses to accept your 0.50chf, 1chf, 2chf or 5chf coin, don't smash the machine. Instead take a look the coin. Good chances are its made of silver.

If it is dated 1967 or earlier, then bingo, its real Ag. Not worth much, but worth collecting. Coin counting machines, which reject silver coins, are slowly weeding them out of circulation.

The exception is 1969 5chf coins, which can also be silver. For some reason after whacking out a shitload of copper-nickel "Fünflebers" in 1968 (common as dogturds), they went back to silver for one more year.

Just yesterday I was wondering why a parking meter would not accept my 0.50chf coin when it says it should. Looked at it and it was 1934.

More info: http://www.zumbo.ch/coins/list.html



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