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 the premiere vessels of its type.

Again, this is struck in 20 grams of the rarely used 0.835 fineness silver, and in a choice of either proof or brilliant uncirculated finishes.  The proof has a mintage of 5,000 and sells for 60 CHF, although a limited number (250) signed by the artist were available for an extra 10 CHF, but as is usually the case, these were gone in very short order. The proof is boxed, but the 30 CHF uncirculated has a 30,000 mintage and is packaged in a themed blisterpack (1,000 pieces) or just encapsulated (29,000 pieces). The identical spec other than finish means the uncirculated is particularly good value. Available shortly, this is a nice, clean design by Swiss marine artist Ueli Colombi, that fans of the first two coins will appreciate.

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DENOMINATION 20 CHF Francs (Switzerland)
COMPOSITION 0.835 silver 20.0 grams
FINISH Proof or Uncirculated
MINTAGE 5,000 (proof), 20,000 (b/unc)
BOX / COA Yes / Yes (proof), Blisterpack(b/unc)