Swiss Criminal Code, CC 311.0
Art. 155 Counterfeiting of goods
1Any person who with a view to deceiving another in trade or business manufactures a product which appears to have a higher commercial value than its true commercial value, in particular by being an imitation or counterfeit version of another product, or imports, stores or markets such a product, is liable, provided the act is not subject to a more severe penalty under another provision hereof, to a custodial sentence not exceeding three years or to a monetary penalty.
2If the offender acts for commercial gain, he is liable, provided the act is not subject to a more severe penalty under another provision hereof, to a custodial sentence not exceeding five years or to a monetary penalty.
Art. 240 Counterfeiting money
1Any person who counterfeits coins, paper money or banknotes in order to pass these off as genuine is liable to a custodial sentence of not less than one year.
Art. 241 Falsification of money
1Any person who alters coins, paper money or bank notes in order to pass these off at a value higher than their true value is liable to a custodial sentence not exceeding five years or to a monetary penalty of not less than 180 daily penalty units.
Art. 242 Passing or tendering counterfeit money
1Any person who passes or tenders counterfeit or falsified coins, paper money or bank notes as genuine money is liable to a custodial sentence not exceeding three years or to a monetary penalty.
The articles 240 to 244 of the Criminal Code(Counterfeit money) in detail: CC 311.0
Federal Act on Currency and Payment Instruments (CPIA), CC 941.10
1Anyone who issues or puts into circulation coins or banknotes denominated in Swiss francs in contravention of the provisions contained in Article 99 of the Federal Constitution* and in this Act shall be liable to a custodial sentence of up to three years or to a monetary penalty.
Federal Constitution of the Swiss Confederation, CC 101
*Art. 99 Monetary policy
¹The Confederation is responsible for money and currency; the Confederation has the exclusive right to issue coins and banknotes.
Dubious coins and banknotes can be submitted to the following governmental offices for evaluation:
Coins and banknotes
Federal Office of Police (fedpol), Counterfeit Currency Investigations,
Nussbaumstrasse 29, 3003 Bern,
Tel. +41 (0)58 464 13 87
Swiss coins minted as of 1850
Swissmint, Bernastrasse 28, 3003 Bern
Tel. +41 (0)58 462 61 73
Leaflets on counterfeit money
Last update: 01.10.2019