My niece traveled to Switzerland this summer and returned with Coins‎: ‎​1⁄2, 1, 2 & 5 francs. exchange centers in the US only take back Notes, where is the best place to trade these in?

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    Unless you're talking about a substantial quantity of them, I'd suggest keeping 'em as souvenirs.
    – ceejayoz
    Feb 13, 2019 at 19:28
  • Unfortunately it is over 50 Swiss Francs - has anyone used LeftOver Currency
    – Patty
    Feb 14, 2019 at 15:35

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Probably not the answer you are looking for, but the best place to exchange Swiss coins is in Switzerland. As you already noticed, banks and currency exchange offices usually only trade with bank notes and do not accept or give out coins.

It the value of the coins is worth the effort, you may consider looking in your neighborhood or area for Swiss people or people who are going to Switzerland, who might be willing to change the coins for you.

  • I have seen places that exchange dollar coins for half of its face value, but I don't think there are such deals for Swiss francs.
    – gstorto
    Feb 13, 2019 at 19:10

If you're feeling philanthropic, then the UNICEF's Change for Good program will take unwanted foreign coins. Most international airports have collection points, and some airlines will ask passengers for unwanted money. As you are in the US, then you can post them to

ATTN: Change for Good Program 
125 Maiden Lane 
New York, NY


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