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A hand full of change

Not just a hand full of change...we are talking about 32 Swiss francs and some change!  :)

Believe it or not I have thirty two Swiss francs and some odd change in my hands. It doesn’t look like much when it is all in coins. However, it is.

As an American living in Europe, I must constantly remind myself that those coins are not small change to be casually tossed into the deepest regions of my purse.

The largest coins shown in the image above are worth five Swiss francs (currently around 4.25 in US dollars and 3 Euro)!

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  • M@ October 2, 2007, 3:16 pm

    That’s just crazy. Doesn’t that get really heavy?

  • Pumpkin October 2, 2007, 4:43 pm

    My wallet gets full fast and I have to empty it out into a jar that I use for laundry money or I can’t zip it shut. On the up side I am not as worried about losing the coins that I stick in my jean pockets like I am with bills. ;)

  • expatraveler October 3, 2007, 1:08 pm

    i always hated the 5chf, they were so big! We have less change here in Canada and it is possible to actually get rid of your change when you actually try to do so… Not possible in the US (at least that is what I believe.)

  • Pumpkin October 3, 2007, 1:39 pm

    Expatraveler,
    I agree that the small change in the States is a nightmare. The penny is a joke. I saved over 500 bucks in two years by just tossing my lose change in a huge vase I made in high school. It was nice because I cashed it in to buy baby supplies when Angel was born. However, it is crazy that I had all that small change sitting around.

  • Cathy Y. October 4, 2007, 12:40 am

    On our trips to Europe in 2005 and 2007 I really had to remember that those coins (whether Euros or Swiss Francs) were worth more than the quarters I was used to having in the States! It was too easy to spend them too freely or to think they didn’t amount to too much.

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