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The Federal Mint is an independent unit of the Federal Finance Administration and employs actually a workforce of 20 men and women. Its origins go back to 1848, when with the founding of the federal state, the prerogative of coinage passed from the Cantons to the Confederation. The introduction of the Swiss franc, today regarded as one of the world’s hardest currencies, also took place at that time. Since then, Swissmint has supplied our country with the necessary small change that continues to hold its position as a simple and inexpensive means of payment, despite the growing importance of cashless payment systems.

Specialist staff: info@swissmint.ch
Last update: 30.05.2012