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Bitcoin to Swiss franc conversion
this page last updated:: Wed 22 Nov 2017
Convert Bitcoin to Swiss franc
The Swiss Franc is the only type of franc still used in Europe and the symbol "CH" means "Confoederatio Helvetica" which means "Swiss Confederation" in Latin. The Swiss National Bank states that as of 2012, there were 358.2 million banknotes and 5 billion coins in circulation. These have a combined value of 57.6 billion Swiss Francs.
Bitcoin to Swiss franc table