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 operator, SGV (Schifffahrtsgesellschaft des Vierwaldstättersees) sits at the top of the coin and there are inscriptions carrying the name of the ship and the coin designer.
The second celebrates Yodelling and follows on from last years coin themed around Brass Bands, another popular Swiss musical endeavour. This one depicts a man and a woman in traditional Swiss dress yodelling. In the background are depicted another two yodellers, one of whom is using a huge Swiss horn, also called an Alphorn. The inscription ‘JODELN LE YODEL’ is inscribed around the top.
The obverse for both coins is identical and the same as the earlier Reformation coin launched in January. As usual for the Swiss Mint, these silver coins are struck in a fineness not used by most others, namely 0.835 silver.
The coin is struck in two finishes. The proof coins sell for 60CHF and have a mintage of 5,000 pieces each. A small number of these (200) were signed by sold out immediately, and they cost an extra 10CHF. While the proof is boxed, the uncirculated coin isn’t, but as it sells for just 30CHF yet has the same specification apart from the finish, it’s easy to overlook. The coin in a small folder will sell for an extra 10CHF, but only 2,000 of the 30,000 coin mintage will be available this way. Available to order now.