Recently I noticed that my 100 CHF cannot be exchanged since the Swiss National Bank assigned a rule. There was no way for me except sending by post. Does anybody have any experience. It is written in website that for Switzerland it is recommended not to send by post. However, the SNB itself accepts it this way.

What is the difference between Switzerland and other countries regarding sending cash? Please let me know if you had any experience?

Update: They received it no problem! This forum is conservative!

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    What is snb? Who are you sending cash to?
    – Traveller
    Commented Aug 25, 2021 at 13:14
  • @Traveller Swiss National Bank?
    – Peter M
    Commented Aug 25, 2021 at 13:24
  • Yes :(..........
    – user122652
    Commented Aug 25, 2021 at 13:57

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It's usually a bad idea to send money by post, because it cannot be insured, so if it's stolen or disappears your money is gone.

However, it's usually not illegal to do so, so if you're willing to take the risk and trust the Polish post, the Swiss post and the Swiss National Bank, you can try your luck.

And in case you were wondering why OP can't just use a regular money changer: Is this banknote still acceptable in Switzerland?

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    Even if it is not illegal, it is at least in most West European countries a violation of the post operator's terms and conditions to send money in a plain letter. Swiss Post allows it for national letters, but not for international letters originating in Switzerland. Bank notes and coins are also listed as a prohibited item in the Universal Post Union's Convention, Article 19, 6.1 and are not allowed to be sent internationally in plain, uninsured letters. It may very well be, however, that the Polish Post allows money to be sent in registered and insured letters. Commented Aug 25, 2021 at 13:49
  • I dont think it is violation since snb itself told me to send it , btw I see your point.. At least for old banknote to snb or any other countries that assign a sudden rule it should be an exception. Since my goal is to change old one to a new one and I hope they receive it.
    – user122652
    Commented Aug 25, 2021 at 13:59
  • Yes I know it is a bad idea but no way:(
    – user122652
    Commented Aug 25, 2021 at 14:00
  • Btw why polish post writes that for Switzerland it is not recommended. It is just one of the few countries that they recommend not to send it. Strange!
    – user122652
    Commented Aug 25, 2021 at 14:02
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    It is in this stage I will let you know ! : Customs clearance process underway 8010 Zürich Briefzentrum International
    – user122652
    Commented Aug 30, 2021 at 7:57

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