June, 2019

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 has seen a railway tunnel, a mountain rescue dog, and William Tell doing the honours. [...]

May, 2019

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 in other countries, and as the Swiss Mint is gently reminding us, Switzerland was one [...]

January, 2019

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

By |2019-01-28T11:25:31+01:00January 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 Uri, and the Steamboat la Suisse. Rounding out the series is the Blümisalp, one of [...]

September, 2018

Ultra-iconic all-purpose Swiss Army Knife is featured on the latest silver coin from the Swiss Mint

By |2018-09-19T21:38:02+01:00September 19th, 2018|Categories: News Nuggets, Science, Silver, Swiss Mint, Switzerland|

Ultra-iconic all-purpose Swiss Army Knife is featured on the latest silver coin from the Swiss Mint Not the most prolific of mints, the Swiss Mint does offer a fascinating glimpse into this beautiful alpine country, regardless. Some of the subjects (Yodelling!!) are a little esoteric, but everybody knows a Swiss Army Knife when they see one. As iconic in red as a London bus, these [...]

May, 2018

Second of three Swiss steamboat coins shows off the classic lines of La Suisse in Lake Geneva

By |2018-05-15T18:56:15+01:00May 15th, 2018|Categories: Science, Silver, Swiss Mint, Switzerland|

Second of three Swiss steamboat coins shows off the classic lines of La Suisse in Lake Geneva Following on from last years debut in their three-issue set of Swiss Steamboats silver coins, the Swiss Mint is launching the second of the trilogy. Also designed by Ueli Colombi, the Swiss marine artist responsible for Steamboat Uri in 2017, Steamboat La Suisse is another look at a rare classic ship in [...]

April, 2018

The iconic Swiss national hero William Tell is the subject of Switzerland’s 2018 gold coin

By |2018-04-26T23:09:28+01:00April 26th, 2018|Categories: History, Gold, People, Swiss Mint, Switzerland|

The iconic Swiss national hero William Tell is the subject of Switzerland's 2018 gold coin It's that time of the year when the Swiss Mint issues its annual gold coin and after showing off Barry, a legendary Saint Bernard rescue dog, last year, it's the turn of an altogether far more famous subject in 2018 - William Tell. A tale well over 500 years old,  the story [...]

February, 2018

Swiss Mint debuts new series showcasing the great Alpine passes with motor racing legend, the Klausen Pass

By |2018-02-04T13:31:04+01:00February 2nd, 2018|Categories: History, Nature, Silver, Swiss Mint, Switzerland|

Swiss Mint debuts new series showcasing the great Alpine passes with motor racing legend, the Klausen Pass Not the most prolific of mints, the Swiss Mint does still retain the knack of releasing some fine coins (and yodelling coins...). Their latest is a beautiful 20g silver coin depicting the Klausen Pass. The first in a new series called Swiss Alpine Passes, if the rest of the coins [...]

September, 2017

Legendary Saint Bernard rescue dog Barry is celebrated on the Swiss Mints latest gold coin issue

By |2017-09-22T21:19:47+01:00September 23rd, 2017|Categories: Gold, Nature, Swiss Mint, Switzerland|

Legendary Saint Bernard rescue dog Barry is celebrated on the Swiss Mints latest gold coin issue The Swiss Mint release a solitary gold coin every year and 2017 sees an issue celebrating one of the most famous breeds of dog in the world - the Saint Bernard. These big and beautiful animals have entered popular culture for their bravery in the Swiss Alps and elsewhere as rescue [...]

May, 2017

Switzerlands second wave of silver coins for 2017 celebrate Yodelling and the Steamboat Uri

By |2017-05-11T21:23:03+01:00May 11th, 2017|Categories: Culture, History, Silver, Swiss Mint, Switzerland|

Switzerlands second wave of silver coins for 2017 celebrate Yodelling and the Steamboat Uri The second pair of coins from the Swiss Mint has debuted and celebrates a pair of subjects that are quintessentially Swiss. The first features a beautiful steamship that resides on Lake Lucerne called 'Uri' and the design of the coin centres around a fine representation of the ship. The symbol of the ships [...]

January, 2017

Swiss Mint kicks off the year by commemorating a half-millennium since the Reformation

By |2017-01-27T19:27:51+01:00January 27th, 2017|Categories: History, Silver, Swiss Mint, Switzerland|

Swiss Mint kicks off the year by commemorating a half-millennium since the Reformation The Swiss Mint has debuted its first new coin of 2017 and it commemorates one of those truly epic events in world history, the Reformation. Generally said to cover the period from 1517 to 1648, the Protestant Reformation was a schism with the Catholic Church initiated by Martin Luther and continued by others like [...]

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