Hydropower (2021 Swiss Mint)

By |2021-10-21T18:46:27+01:00October 21st, 2021|Categories: Quicklooks, Coloured, Science, Silver, Swiss Mint, Switzerland|

In a rare twist for the normally quite conservative Swiss Mint, they issued a few weeks ago, a coin with a glow-in-the-dark application on its reverse face. Normally the reserve of mythology and media-based coins, the mint has incorporated it into a science themed coin for a change. The science in question is hydro-electric power [...]

Swiss Mint launches a mind-bending coin celebrating the illusions of artist Sando Del-Prete

By |2021-06-04T13:35:59+01:00June 4th, 2021|Categories: Art & Literature, Silver, Swiss Mint, Switzerland|

Swiss Mint launches a mind-bending coin celebrating the illusions of artist Sandro del-Prete When you think of mind-twisting pieces of art, the first name that springs to mind is the legendary M.C. Escher, but that isn't to say his is the only voice in the genre. One of the loudest is Swiss artist Sandro del Prete, who [...]

50TH ANNIVERSARY OF WOMENS RIGHT TO VOTE (2021 Swiss Mint)

By |2021-05-19T11:55:17+01:00May 19th, 2021|Categories: Quicklooks, History, Gold, Politics & Finance, Swiss Mint, Switzerland|

The latest gold coin from the Swiss Mint celebrates an event that probably should have taken place considerably sooner than it did. In 1971, after having rejected the notion just a dozen years before, the Swiss people finally decided to let women have the right to vote. Seems amazing that in a progressive European country like Switzerland that [...]

The writer Friedrich Dürrenmatt kicks off the Swiss Mints silver coin selection for 2021

By |2021-01-28T08:50:56+00:00January 28th, 2021|Categories: Art & Literature, People, Silver, Swiss Mint, Switzerland|

The writer Friedrich Dürrenmatt kicks off the Swiss Mints silver coin selection for 2021 The Swiss Mint's first new silver coin of the year is an homage to one of their more famous writers, Friedrich Dürrenmatt. Now, I'm not going to insult your intelligence by telling you I know anything about the mans work, so check [...]

The hills are alive with the sound of Ducati’s! Swiss Mint wraps up its Alpine Passes series and more.

By |2020-11-06T16:05:01+00:00November 6th, 2020|Categories: People, Science, Silver, Swiss Mint, Switzerland|

The hills are alive with the sound of Ducati's! Swiss Mint wraps up its Alpine Passes series and more. The Swiss Mint continues its unique look at the geography, technology and people of the beautiful Alpine nation of Switzerland with three new additions to their range of silver numismatics. Two are unique designs, and one is the [...]

World’s smallest gold coin is 2.96mm and 1/500oz! Swiss Mint stuns with tiny minting milestone

By |2020-01-23T22:07:08+00:00January 23rd, 2020|Categories: Gold, People, Swiss Mint, Switzerland|

World's smallest gold coin is 2.96mm and 1/500oz! Swiss Mint stuns with tiny minting milestone We don't normally associate the Swiss Mint with the weird and unusual when it comes to new coins, but their latest effort certainly fits that description. A look at the image here shows a simple depiction [...]

Switzerland’s numismatic journey through its Alpine routes continues with the Furka Pass from 007’s Goldfinger

By |2019-09-12T11:02:48+01:00September 12th, 2019|Categories: Nature, Science, Silver, Swiss Mint, Switzerland|

Switzerland's numismatic journey through its Alpine routes continues with the Furka Pass from 007's Goldfinger Following last years yodel down the Klausen Pass for their first issue in the Swiss Alpine Passes series of silver coins, the Swiss Mint is back with the Furka Pass. This is another of those epic-looking routes that make [...]

Swiss Mint puts the Alpine countries renowned Crocodile locomotive on its annual gold coin

By |2019-06-12T10:19:50+01:00June 12th, 2019|Categories: News Nuggets, Gold, Science, Swiss Mint, Switzerland|

Swiss Mint puts the Alpine countries renowned Crocodile locomotive on its annual gold coin The Swiss Mint isn't a hugely prolific one, but they do bring a certain quirky charm with their style and choice of subject. They generally only issue a single gold coin every year, and the last three years [...]

One Small Step: The Swiss Mint makes a rare foray into foreign events with a moon landing coin

By |2019-05-29T09:45:35+01:00May 29th, 2019|Categories: Science, Silver, Swiss Mint, Switzerland|

One Small Step: The Swiss Mint makes a rare foray into foreign events with a moon landing coin The coins commemorating the epic 1969 moon landing continue to flow and they represent a great reminder that this wasn't just a US endeavour.Much of the science and technology behind this ground-breaking mission originated [...]

Swiss Mint rounds out its Steamboat silver coin series with the Blümisalp

By |2019-01-28T11:25:31+00:00January 28th, 2019|Categories: Science, Silver, Swiss Mint, Switzerland|

Swiss Mint rounds out its Steamboat silver coin series with the Blümisalp The Swiss Mint is finishing off its three-coin look at the steamboats plying their trade on the Alpine lakes of this stunning part of the world. The previous two coins, issued one per annum, have showcased the Steamboat [...]

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